Here we go again: 60 dead over 100 injured in terror attack in Nice, FranceIt's Bastille Day in France, the equivalent of Independence Day in many other countries. But it's not a happy day.
Some 60 people are dead tonight and over 100 injured after a truck driver drove his truck through a crowd of revelers in Nice in Southern France this evening. The Islamic State terror group has already taken responsibility for the attack.
Let's go to the videotape.
At least 60 people have been killed and 100 more injured in the southern French city of Nice tonight after a lorry was “deliberately driven” into a crowd out celebrating Bastille Day in a confirmed terrorist attack.
French officials have confirmed that they are investigating a terrorist attack and there are unconfirmed reports that there are gunmen on the loose in the city. . . .
Witnesses said the truck “rammed” the crowd where it was thickest at more than 30mph, and images emerged of the cab riddled with bullets.
Police have identified the driver, who was killed during the incident, and it is believed to have been a man who was known to security services. Crowds had packed out the city’s main promenade to watch a fireworks display marking Bastille Day, a major public holiday in France, and were beginning to head home when the lorry hit.
witness reported horrific scenes with “dead bodies everywhere” and distressing video footage emerged of people fleeing the Promenade des Anglais, in the southern French city, in terror.
Fox News is reporting that gunmen are believed to be holding hostages at Nice’s Meridien Hotel.Here's more.
French officials have confirmed that they are investigasting a terrorist attack and there are unconfirmed reports that there are gunmen on the loose in the city. French TV channel iTele tonight reported that a gunman "holed up in a nice restaurant downtown" had been "neutralized" by police.Many more gruesome pictures here.
The channel said it is not believed the man had taken any hostages during the incident. The man is believed to have been in the lorry with the driver and fled on foot to a restaurant called Le Buffalo nearby, where he was killed by an officer with a handgun.
A witness says that people emerged from the truck and started shooting.
Ang guess who has taken responsibility:
#ThanksObamaJUST IN - FRANCE: Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Nice Attack murdering 60 and wounding 120+.— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) July 14, 2016