At least 84 dead in 'undeniable terrorist attack' in France

 At least 84 dead in 'undeniable terrorist attack' in France
Published: 2016 July 15 07:57:52 (6303 Views)
At least 84 people have died after a man drove a lorry through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the south of France in what was 'undeniably' a terrorist attack.

The driver, identified by papers found inside the lorry as a 31-year-old French-Tunisian who lived in the city, drove a lorry for hundreds of metres along the famed Promenade des Anglais in Nice, where spectators were watching fireworks.

French president Francois Hollande said it was an attack of 'an undeniable terrorist nature'.

'France is badly hit,' he said.

'A horror has come down on France again.



'All of France is under the threat of Islamic terrorism.'

He called the violence 'absolute'.

A state of emergency set in place following the attacks on Paris in November has been extended by three months, he said.

The president has deployed 'operational reserves' to relieve the pressure on armed and security forces stationed across the country.

Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre said the lorry drove around 2km through a large crowd celebrating France's national day.

Tributes poured in from foreign leaders and on social media.



Source - Metro

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Anonymous user 2016 July 16 20:41:36
wat kind of animal does that ?this hatred must end Isis must stop wat its doing wats the point of killing innocent people?God is watching you

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