o A truck drove through the crowd Thursday night at Nice, at least 84 dead
Around 23 hours Thursday night, while the fireworks of July 14 drew to a end, a white truck drove at full speed into the crowd, which gathered thousands of people including many foreigners, and rolled over almost two kilometers along the promenade des Anglais, the famous avenue of Nice. The death toll reported 84 dead and dozens injured, including 18 in “absolute emergency”. The Nice University Hospital triggered the White Plan, with the establishment of a telephone line for families 04 93 72 22 22. The map Orsec many victims has also been activated.
o The driver was shot dead by police
During the attack, gunshots have also sounded, but the confusion on this point. Sources close to the investigation claimed Friday morning that the truck driver had fired several shots with a pistol before being shot by police. Reportedly, he was alone in the vehicle. Investigators will have to determine whether there was collusion upstream. The anti-terrorist section of the Paris parquet took up the investigation. identification of the name of a French-Tunisian were also in the truck. “The identification of the truck driver is still ongoing,” said a police source. Identity papers, the man is 31 years old and lives in Nice. According iTV, it was known to police departments for minor offenses but not information. The attack has not been claimed for the hour.
o The terrorist track is privileged
President Francois Hollande confirmed on Friday morning the character “terrorist “the attack. “This is the France that is under the threat of Islamic terrorism” and “we must do everything to (…) the fight against the scourge of terrorism,” stressed the head of state, who assured that the France would “reinforce” its “action in Iraq and Syria.” “Nothing will make us surrender our will to fight against terrorism and we will further strengthen our actions in Syria and Iraq. We will continue to strike those who just attack us on our own soil, in their lairs. I announced yesterday morning, “said the President Elect from.
o The prolonged emergency, meeting a restricted security council at 9 am
Francois Hollande announced the three-month extension of the state of emergency, which was to end on 26 July. Similarly, he said he would “appeal to the operational reserve, that is to say to all those who at one time were the armed forces or in the staffing of the police response to relieve staff of police and gendarmes. The head of state met at the moment a small council of security and defense Friday. Following this advice, Francois Hollande will travel to Nice with Prime Minister Manuel Valls.