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Bastille Day truck attack: French president denounces ‘monstrous’ killing of 77 people – live updates
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Bastille Day truck attack: French president denounces ‘monstrous’ killing of 77 people – live updates

by firstsource newsJuly 15, 2016

Police say a vehicle that struck crowds celebrating ’s national day in the southern city of Nice contained ‘arms, loaded with grenades’

The French president, François Hollande, has confirmed that 77 people have died “including children”. He says it cannot be denied that it was a terrorist attack.

He says:

France has been struck on the day of her national holiday … the symbol of liberty.

We show our solidarity towards the victims and their families.

All means are being deployed to help the wounded.

France as a whole is under the threat of Islamic terrorism. We have to demonstrate absolute vigilance and show determination that is unfailing.

Therefore I have decided to first maintain a high level of police forces, with 10,00 military staff, as well as our police forces. I have also decided to ask military volunteers to join and help our police forces.

I have decided that the state of emergency which was supposed to end on July 26 will be extended by three months.”

Nothing will lead us to give in to our will to fight against terrorism. We are going to strengthen our efforts in Syria and Iraq agains t those who are attacking us on our very soil.”

Pres. Hollande: Horror has struck France again. France will always be strong. https://t.co/aDPHrg81eI https://t.co/2JB66uSIii

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