A terror attack in Nice, France last night has left over eighty people dead and over a hundred people injured. The perpetrator of the attack drove a large truck through a crowd of innocent people who were celebrating Bastille Day, the French holiday of independence.
FOX News reports:
At least 84 dead, several seriously hurt in Bastille Day terror attack in France
At least 84 people were killed and several others were seriously injured Thursday when a suspected terrorist drove a large truck into a crowd that had gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in the southern French city of Nice.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but two sources, including a U.S. counterterrorism source who collects and monitors jihadist social media, told Fox News that accounts linked to ISIS were “celebratory” and their followers were told to use the hashtag “Nice.”
Initial reports said the man was driving a truck loaded with guns and hand grenades. However, a security source told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that an “inactive” grenade was found as well as “several fake rifles.”
The death toll was confirmed by French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve early Friday morning. A source told Fox News that two Americans – a father and his son – were among the dead in the attack.
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Keep the people of France in your prayers.