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 Post subject: Bastille Day in Nice, France: At least 60 killed in possible terror attack
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:45 pm 
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Jesus. :(

Sorry for no block quote but this literally just happened, and the story is being updated by numerous sources as I type this. The upshot is that some asshole deliberately drove a truck through a large crowd gathered for a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, injuring at least 100 and the death toll at this moment is up to 60. Something very dire may be underway in France at this moment...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:16 pm 
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Death toll is now up to 73, with 120 injured. French officials have confirmed this was a deliberate attack of some sort; there have been conflicting reports about the truck driver having been killed in a shoot-out with French police, who now carry guns because unlike some of us, they actually learn from these incidents and adapt accordingly. I've also seen scattered reports about a hunt for a supposed accomplice, but at this early point in the investigation, who knows what might come of that.

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The body count of 73 is still holding so far, with over 150 people confirmed injured, 45 of those critically.

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CNN's page on the incident...

CNN wrote:
Terror attack kills scores in Nice, France, Hollande says
By Ralph Ellis and Steve Almasy, CNN

(CNN) - Scores of people were killed Thursday night when a large truck plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, in what President Francois Hollande called a terror attack.
The death toll grew through the night, with Hollande saying 77 people died. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 80 people were killed.

The driver first shot a gun into the crowd before driving two kilometers along the Promenade des Anglais, the main street in Nice, mowing down people who had gathered to watch fireworks, regional President Christian Estrosi told CNN affiliate BFM-TV.

Police shot and killed the driver, said Pierre-Henry Brandet, a spokesman for the French Interior Ministry. Police found firearms, explosives and grenades in the truck, Estrosi said.

"We cannot deny that it was a terror attack," Hollande said in a national television address. He added that the choice of the day -- Bastille Day, when France celebrates its post-French Revolution republic -- was particularly poignant.

He said that the day is a "symbol of liberty," and that "human rights are denied by fanatics and France is quite clearly their target."So far, no group has claimed responsibility. Anti-terror prosecutors have taken over the investigation, according to BFMTV, citing the prosecutor's office.

Leaders around the world have denounced the brutal incident.

See the link for further updates and also the standard boilerplate denunciations from the usual back-benchers who offer nothing but talk, with President Obama sadly leading that pack.

Meanwhile, both open supporters of ISIS and some other varieties of self-described devout Muslims have a...somewhat more nuanced response.

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ISIS claims responsibility. :x

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