Nice Attack Live: 84 Dead, 202 Wounded, 77 Critical

A truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on Thursday night.

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  • Truck full of explosives rammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.
  • 84 dead, 202 injured, 25 on life support and 52 in critical condition.
  • Brazil will be holding an emergency Olympics security meeting after Nice attack.
  • Ex-wife of attacker held for questioning.
  • The driver and gunman, who was shot dead by the police, identified as 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.
  • French-Tunisian identity papers have been found in the truck, along with fake rifles and an inactive grenade.
  • France has extended its state of emergency by three months.
  • Hollande said France is under constant threat from Islamic terrorism.
12:11 AM , 16 Jul

French Prime Minister has said the death toll is likely to rise and that more attacks are possible.

The Interior Minister has said that the attacker’s motives can not be linked to radical Islam at this point.

9:40 PM , 15 Jul

Following Germany, Italy and Spain have announced that they will re-impose border controls along the French border after the Nice Attack.

9:32 PM , 15 Jul

French Investigators Yet to Assess if Nice Attacker Worked Alone or in a Group

French security officials are still assessing whether the Nice attacker was working alone or in a group, but the attack bears the hallmark of Islamist militants, the Paris prosecutor said on Friday.

The investigation will try to determine whether he benefited from accomplices (and) it will also try to find out whether Mohamed Laouaiej Bouhlel had ties to Islamist terrorist organisations. Although yesterday’s attack has not been claimed, this sort of thing fits in perfectly with calls for murder from such terrorist organisations.
Francois Molins, Paris Prosecutors

Molins, who said Bouhlel’s ex-wife was in police custody, added that the man had shot several times at policemen before his vehicle was stopped and he was killed.

Police found one pistol and various fake weapons in the truck’s cabin. They later seized a telephone and computer at his home.

9:00 PM , 15 Jul

Brazil will be holding an emergency Olympics security meeting after Nice attack.


Published: 15 Jul 2016, 7:41 AM IST
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