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The French special forces have defused an explosive-laden truck parked on a highway near Nice, media reported. A truck was parked 100 meters away from the apartment where a search raid of the suspected Nice attacker house was conducted. One unknown person was detained during the raid.

On July 14 evening, a heavy truck hit a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing 84 people and wounding over 100 others. President Francois Hollande said the attack was of a “terrorist nature.” Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel [Tunisian orign] has been named as a potential perpetrator of the attack. He was shot dead by police.

Nice attack live: At least 84 killed after lorry ploughs through crowd during Bastille Day celebrations- latest news

At least 84 people have been killed, including a number of children, after a lorry ploughed through a large crowd celebrating Bastille Day on the seafront in Nice, France.

More than a dozen were critically injured, according to the latest count from the French interior ministry.

The driver of the truck, identified in French media as a 31-year-old local of Tunisian origin, is understood to have been shot dead by police at the scene.

Many hundreds were told to run from the scene by police, and the president of the local region, Christian Estrosi, urged everyone in the city to remain indoors.

Witnesses said the driver hit the crowd at high speed, swerving to hit as many as possible before climbing out of the car and shooting more dead.

Mr Estrosi said the lorry was loaded with grenades and guns.

Images emerged of the badly damaged truck, its windscreen riddled with bullets. Witnesses say there was an exchange of gunfire between the driver and police.

The attack happened on the Promenade des A…

‘Security here is non-existent’: Eyewitness says massive security lapse led to Nice tragedy

Bullet imacts are seen on the heavy truck the day after it ran into a crowd at high speed killing scores celebrating the Bastille Day July 14 national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, 
Carol Davis, a witness to the attack in Nice, told RT that French security services had not been paying enough attention to the area, where a few officers were “just kind of walking around, mostly talking to each other” prior to the attack.

“Although we are under state of emergency, there doesn’t seem to be any security,” Davis said, expressing her anger with the lack of police presence in the city during the mass celebrations on one of the main streets, which saw over 1,000 people coming to “experience fireworks, some joy” in a festive mood.

“Just the other day, I left the beach because I thought everybody could come here and shoot us,” she said, adding that the locals are “furious with the lack of security here.”
“We see very little security here; we see very little army; we see a few…

France vows to retaliate for Nice attack, extends state of emergency

French police forces and forensic officers stand next to a truck July 15, 2016 that ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais killing at least 60 people in Nice, France, July 14. © Eric Gaillard / Reuters AddThis Sharing Buttons Scores of people have been killed and dozens more injured after a truck plowed through a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, in what has been called “the worst attack” in the city’s history. A truck driver has been killed by police.

15 July 2016

06:58 GMT

The truck used in Nice was rented several days prior to the attack, a police source told AFP.
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