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Nice attack "undeniably of terrorist nature", says President Hollande


Nice attack "undeniably of terrorist nature", says President Hollande

France, July 15 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande said the lethal attack in Nice city of France was clearly a terrorist assault and that the state of emergency imposed since a previous attack on Paris last November would be extended for another three months. Speaking after an emergency meeting on the early hours of Friday morning, Hollande said at least 80 people were killed after a big truck driver rammed into dense crowd, who were watching a fireworks display on the country's national Bastille Day holiday.

He called up military and police to relieve forces worn out by an eight-month state of emergency begun after the Islamic State militant group killed 130 people in Paris. He called the carnage, which came as France celebrated the anniversary of the 1789 revolutionary storming of the Bastille, an attack on liberty by fanatics who despised human rights.

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