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Bastille Day Attack 2016 in Nice, France

Bastille Day Attack 2016 in Nice, France

On July 14th, 2016 a white lorry began driving through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais. The truck rammed through crowds in the southern city of Nice on the French Riviera, killing 84 people and injuring approximately a hundred. [undefined] [undefined]

A gunman in a downtown restaurant was also shot to death by police.

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.

Police identified the gunman as someone known to be a terrorist threat.

There were guns and grenades in the truck.


Videos posted online showed panicked people running from the scene in fear, while witnesses reported terrified onlookers throwing themselves into the sea to escape the crush of bodies.


Victims were reportedly mown down over a 6km stretch of road.

Gunfire between the driver and the police occurred following.


One of the huge implications that this was a terrorist attack is that in the past Al-Qaeda has urged the idea of running people over with trucks claiming it is an efficient form of attack.


According to police, the attacker is known to the police for common law crimes, but not for terrorism offenses.



Citation Linkthesun.co.ukMany are concluding the attack was carried out by a terrorist in an article by The Sun
Jul 14, 2016, 11:21 PM
Citation Linkbbc.combbc article
Jul 14, 2016, 10:04 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comlocation of attack
Jul 14, 2016, 11:56 PM
Citation Linkaljazeera.comAl Jazeera reporting live updates of the attack.
Jul 14, 2016, 11:34 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comHeadline on Drudge Report of the truck attack in Nice, France.
Jul 14, 2016, 11:51 PM
Citation Linktelegraph.co.uk73 reported dead
Jul 14, 2016, 11:08 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of a child victim and her doll.
Jul 14, 2016, 11:43 PM
Citation Linkt.coGazette Coverage
Jul 14, 2016, 10:07 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comThe truck is bullet-ridden, suggesting the terrorist was shot.
Jul 14, 2016, 11:30 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comA white lorry, a cargo truck similar to what was used in the attack.
Jul 14, 2016, 11:33 PM
Citation Linkexpress.co.ukNews report on the attack.
Jul 14, 2016, 11:36 PM
Citation Linktheguardian.comthe Guardian's coverage of the attack
Jul 14, 2016, 11:47 PM
Citation Linkcnn.comCNN live updates on the terrorist attack.
Jul 14, 2016, 11:42 PM
Citation Linkrt.comRT article on developing story
Jul 14, 2016, 10:02 PM
Citation Linkdailymail.co.ukVideo of the truck ploughing through the crowds of people in Nice
Jul 14, 2016, 11:54 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comA tourist took this photo of the dead and injured.
Jul 14, 2016, 11:34 PM
Citation Linklefigaro.frLe Figaroacutalites.
Jul 14, 2016, 11:53 PM
Citation Linkdailymail.co.ukdailymail article with many videos and personal accounts of victims from the bastille day truck attack
Jul 15, 2016, 12:00 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPolice at the scene.
Jul 15, 2016, 8:17 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comthe truck used in the attack
Jul 14, 2016, 11:35 PM