At least 84 Killed, in Terrorist Attack in Nice (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
UPDATE: According to the recent reports, 84 people were killed. The ISIS terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Bodies are seen on the ground July 15, 2016 after at least 30 people were killed in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday July 14. © Eric Gaillard / Reuters
At least 80 people were killed and over 100 wounded after a truck plowed into a crowd in the French city of Nice, during Bastille Day celebrations (July 14).
- The truck broke through a barricade on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais at around 10:30 p.m. local time and plowed into the crowd of people celebrating the Bastille Day. The driver was able to drive 2 kilometers through the crowd before he was neutralized.
- The police exchanged fire with the driver.
French police forces and forensic officers stand next to a truck July 15, 2016 that ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais killing at least 60 people in Nice, France, July 14. © Eric Gaillard / Reuters
- Following the attack, weapons and grenades were found in the truck.The attacker’s ID was also found there. According to French newspaper Nice Matin, the attacker was a 31-year-old man of Tunisian origin.
- The ISIS terrorist group has not officially claimed responsibility for the attack but, according to reports, it is a likely suspect. Anti-terror investigation is ongoing.
France’s President Francois Hollande addressed the public and said the attack was “terrorist in nature.” He said that France’s state of emergency has been extended for three months and soldiers would be deployed to support security forces. Hollande also called to reinforce air strikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria.