At least 84 people have been killed in a terrorist attack in Nice, France.
A truck slammed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day last night. The fireworks had just finished. The driver murdered dozens including children on the Promenade des Anglais at 11pm local time.
He was shot dead by police.
The area was populated by families and friends as they gathered to celebrate. The attack took place a few hundred metres from the LGBTI area of Nice.
Dozens more have been injured.
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President Francois Hollande has described the attack as an ‘undeniable terrorist nature’.
He said: ‘France is badly hit…we need to do everything we can to fight against this.’
There has been no claim of responsibility, but Hollande has said the entirety of France is under danger of ‘Islamic extremism’.
ISIS have described gay people as the ‘worst of creatures’.
The president referenced last year’s attack in Paris, which killed 130 people.
Flags in France will fly at half-mast, with Nice’s jazz festival cancelled.
‘I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded,’ President Barack Obama said.
‘On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life.’
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