Outrage Over Terror Attack In France, 84 killed

The world is outraged at the terror attack in Nice, France that left not less than 84 people died, including women and children.

A suspected terrorist who posed as truck driver slammed his lorry through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day – France’s National Day – in the southern French city of Nice.

The driver ploughed on for 2 kilometres on top speed, swerving and zigzagging in an apparent attempt to hit more people, before he was shot dead by police.

Police reportedly found in the lorry “an ammunition magazine, a fake pistol, a replica Kalashnikov rifle, a replica M16 rifle and a grenade that had no explosives.”

The attack in Nice began shortly after the end of a firework display on the seafront.

French President, Francois Hollande, condemned the attack which he described as one of “an undeniable terrorist nature”. President of the United States, Barack Obama, called the attack “horrific” and ordered the national flag to fly at half-mast.

Many world leaders have continued to offer condolences to the French President and families of the terror victims.



    No group has so far said it was behind the attack.

    A state of emergency, which has been in place since November’s Paris attacks carried out by militants from the so-called Islamic State group, in which 130 people died, has been extended by three months.

    The Attacker was identified as 31-year-old French-Tunisian, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, who has a record with the police in connection with drugs and alcohol-related offences but never with terrorism-related offences.

    A three days of mourning has been declared in France beginning from Saturday.


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