2016 Nice attack

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2016 Nice attack
Pairt o Terrorism in Fraunce
The Promenade des Anglais, whaur the attack teuk place
Route o the attacker frae wast tae east
LocationPromenade des Anglais, Nice, Fraunce
Coordinates43°41′37″N 7°15′21″E / 43.6936°N 7.2557°E / 43.6936; 7.2557Coordinates: 43°41′37″N 7°15′21″E / 43.6936°N 7.2557°E / 43.6936; 7.2557
Date14 Julie 2016 (2016-07-14) (Bastille Day)
c. 22:40 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Attack teep
Vehicular assault
WappensCargo truck an a haundgun
Daiths84+ (includin the perpetrator)[1][2]
Non-fatal injures
202 (52 critically)[1][3]
PerpetratorMohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel

On the evenin o 14 Julie 2016, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Franco-Tunisie,[4][5] deliberately drove a cargo truck intae crouds celebratin Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, Fraunce, killin at least 84 an injurin mony mair.[6][7] The attacker reportedly shoutit "Allahu Akbar" as he drove the truck in a zigzag manner throu the croud.[8][9][10] He wis shot an killed bi polis. This wis the third major terrorist attack in Fraunce syne Januar 2015, follaeing the Île-de-France attacks on 7–9 Januar 2015 an the subsequent coordinatit Paris attacks on 13 November 2015.[11]

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  1. a b "EN DIRECT – Attentat sur la promenade des Anglais à Nice". lefigaro.fr (in French). France: Le Figaro. Retrieved 14 Julie 2016.
  2. "Terror Attack on Nice: At Least 80 Dead After Grenade-Filled Truck Plows Into Crowd, Officials Say". ABC. Retrieved 15 Julie 2016.
  3. "Latest updates on France lorry attack". BBC. Retrieved 15 Julie 2016.
  4. "Attentat de Nice : ce que l'on sait du chauffeur, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel". Nouvel Obs (in French). Retrieved 15 Julie 2016.
  5. "Attentat à Nice : le suspect a été formellement identifié". Europe1. Retrieved 15 Julie 2016.[deid airtin]
  6. "Nice attack: Dozens killed during Bastille Day celebrations". Retrieved 15 Julie 2016.
  7. "Attentat à Nice: au coins 84 persons tunes par le camion fou". ParisMatch. Retrieved 15 Julie 2016.
  8. "At least ten children among 84 slaughtered by truck driver who ploughed through Nice crowd 'like a bowling ball while shouting Allahu Akbar'" (in Inglis). 14 Julie 2016. Retrieved 15 Julie 2016.
  9. Boyle, Darren; Tonkin, Sam (14 Julie 2016). "Gun and truck attack leaves at least 80 dead in Nice: Men, women and kids strewn across road after lorry speeds for a MILE through holiday crowd watching fireworks, before gunman opens fire". Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 Julie 2016. Pro-ISIS groups have been celebrating the attack, orchestrated to coincide with France's most important national holiday, but as yet the terror group has not officially claimed responsibility.
  10. Henderson, Barney; Graham, Graham (14 Julie 2016). "84 killed in Nice by lorry during Bastille Day celebrations - how the attack unfolded". The Telegraph. Retrieved 15 Julie 2016. 2:19am 'Driver was 31-year-old from Nice' The local newspaper, Nice-Matin, reports that the man driving the truck was a 31-year-old Nice resident of Tunisian origin. The truck driver was said to have shouted 'Allahu Akbar' — God is greatest — before being shot dead by police.
  11. Breeden, Alissa J. Rubin, Adam Nossiter, Aurelien; Blaise, Lilia (15 Julie 2016). "Death Toll From Terrorist Attack in Nice, France, Rises to 84". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 15 Julie 2016.