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84 killed in terror attack at Nice in France

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At least 84 people have been killed and many injured as an attacker ploughed an explosive filled lorry into the crowds watching fireworks display on the Bastille Day National holiday at Nice, France, reports Le Monde.

The driver behind the wheel was shot dead by the police and his identification is being established. However, a newsagency reports that the driver was a 31 year old French-Tunisian man.

“According to our information, documents were found in the truck by investigators. They belong to a Tunisian living in France, hitherto known mainly for acts of violence but unknown anti-terrorist services. Checks are underway to ensure that these documents are those of the driver”, writes Le monde.

India strongly condemns terror attack in France

In a televised address, French President Hollande said that the terrorist nature of the attack on Nice cannot be denied.

Mr. Hollande said that, France will always be stronger than the fanatics who want to strike it. He said that the state of emergency is to be extended by three months in the country. It was supposed to end on 26th of this month.

Indian Ambassador in Paris is in touch with the Indian community in Nice. So far, no report of any Indians affected has came. The embassy has also launched a helpline number +33-1-40507070 (Repeat: +33-1-40507070).

Nice attack: Obama condemns’ horrible attack “

The President of the United States Barack Obama strongly condemned Thursday “what appears to be a horrible terrorist attack” in Nice, where at least 84 people in a truck launched at the crowd who attended the fireworks of 14 July.

“We are in solidarity with France, our oldest ally, when she faced this attack,” Obama said in a statement.

The precise US president that he asked his team to be in contact with the French authorities and the United States offered “any assistance they might need to investigate the attack and bring those responsible to justice “sending” thoughts and prayers “to the relatives of the victims.

“With 14-July, we remember (…) democratic values ​​that have made France an inspiration to the world,” he continues. “We know the values ​​of the French Republic will endure long after the tragic and devastating loss of lives,” he concluded.

India strongly condemns terror attack in France

India stands firmly with France in hour of immense sadness PM Modi

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India has strongly condemned the attack in French Riviera city of Nice and expressed sympathy over loss of innocent lives. President Pranab Mukherjee expressing shock to the news condemned the deadly attack.

He said, India stands shoulder to shoulder with the people and Government of France as it responds to this attack. Mr. Mukherjee said the Government will strengthen its cooperation with France and other countries in the fight against terrorism.

84 killed in terror attack at Nice in France

The Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari has also condemned the attack in Nice, France. He also referred to the incident during his remarks at the Plenary Session of the 11th ASEM Summit being held in Ulaanbaater, Mongolia today stating that India joined others in offering its condolences to the Government and people of France on yesterday’s happening.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet said, he is appalled by the horrific attack in Nice. Mr. Modi said his thoughts are with the families of deceased and India shares the pain and stands firmly with France in this hour of immense sadness.

US President Barack Obama has also condemned the deadly attack in Nice and offered any assistance France needs to investigate. Mr Obama in a statement said he condemns in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack.

US Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Twitter he postponed a news conference scheduled for today in New York to announce his running mate because of the attack.