Terror Attack Hits French City of Nice; 84 killed, Including 10 Children

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Truck Hits Crowd Celebrating Bastille Day

Another terror attack has hit France as a terrorist used a rented truck to kill at least 84 people, including 10 children in a rampage during Bastille Day celebrations in the city of Nice.

According to witnesses, the terrorist drove through crowds in a zigzag motion, hitting people along the way. The result was blood and dead bodies everywhere.

The atrocity also left hundreds wounded. Authorities feared the death toll is expected to rise as more than a dozen are still fighting for their lives in the hospital.

The bloody rampage ended when the terrorist was shot dead by the French Police at the seafront.

France mourns the victims the terror attack in Nice.
France mourns the victims the terror attack in Nice.

The Terrorist

The French Police identified the terrorist as the Tunisian-born Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. Many described the 31-year-old delivery driver as a “weird loner.” Some speculation surfaced that Bouhlel “became depressed” when his wife left him.

Bouhlel has a record of violence and illegal use of weapons. He has dual French and Tunisian nationality.

The father of three lived in Nice.

World’s Reactions To Terror Attack

The terror attack in Nice has stunned the world again. The United States of America, a strong ally of France expressed solidarity with the European country in times of tragedy after the terror attack in Nice.

President Barack Obama said: “On behalf of the American people, 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.”

In addition, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, the “horrendous attack in Nice is an attack against innocent people on a day that celebrates Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.”

Canada’s President Justin Trudeau also expressed sympathy with the victims of the rampage in Nice. He said “Canadians are shocked by tonight’s attack in Nice. Our sympathy is with the victims, and our solidarity with the French people.”

Pope Francis also posted a statement in his twitter account that says “I pray for the victims of the attack in Nice and their families. I ask God to convert the hearts of the violent blinded by hate.

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