Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Breaking: Terror Attack in Nice, France

 
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The truck that allegedly drove through a crowd in Nice, France. (Image: Twitter)

Details are still coming in, but news broke over Twitter of a truck ramming through a crowd in Nice, France. The area was holding a Bastille Day celebration, and there have been some reports of gunfire.

The latest from the BBC:

A lorry has struck a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing at least 75 people, officials are quoted as saying by local media.

It happened on the famous Promenade des Anglais after a firework display. The driver was “neutralised”, and guns and grenades were found inside the lorry.

One image on Twitter showed about a dozen people lying on the street.

Officials said it was “an attack”, asking local residents to stay indoors.

Many people were injured, some critically, in the incident on Thursday evening.

Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said that “a lorry driver appears to have killed dozens of people”.

Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre said the lorry drove two kilometres (1.2 miles) through a large crowd, the AFP news agency reports.

Updating this post as news comes in.

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  1. rebark Inactive

    Fighting off the urge to immediately talk politics about this. Thinking less of myself because there wasn’t the same urge to pray for the victims.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 2:55 PM PDT
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  2. Valiuth Member
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    My God! Poor France. They can’t seem to go 6 months without such an attack.

    Fox reports that over 30 dead and 100 injured according to local TV. The driver is dead. Monsterous.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 3:01 PM PDT
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  3. James Gawron Thatcher
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    Jon,

    Israel has been having this kind of vehicle attack. Bastille Day crowd, 30 dead and 100 injured. Once again the Jihadist monster shows itself.

    Sky News: Watch Live

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • July 14, 2016, at 3:04 PM PDT
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  4. Douglas Inactive

    Even in France, those damn Methodists just won’t leave us alone.

    • #4
    • July 14, 2016, at 3:07 PM PDT
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  5. Roberto, Crusty Old Timer LLC Member
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    • #5
    • July 14, 2016, at 3:14 PM PDT
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  6. ctlaw Coolidge

    Valiuth: My God! Poor France

    For nearly my entire life, France has all too often been on the wrong side of international terrorism, as long as it was directed against Americans, Israelis, or at most, French Jews.

    Their chickens are coming home to roost. And it’s their chickens, because they wouldn’t let ours in.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 3:15 PM PDT
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  7. TG Thatcher
    TG

    I’m really beginning to hate saying that I feel sad and angry.

    • #7
    • July 14, 2016, at 3:18 PM PDT
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  8. profdlp Inactive

    Well, at least we can be confident that this has nothing to do with the latest wave of refugees to hit their shores.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 3:36 PM PDT
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  9. M. King Inactive

    Remonstrations of French policy can come later, for now we should probably stick to prayers for the victims and rage against the perpetrators.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 3:40 PM PDT
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  10. Valiuth Member
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    It is now up to 60 dead. This was just the work of one man seemingly. How many more are out there?

    • #10
    • July 14, 2016, at 3:48 PM PDT
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  11. Austin Murrey Inactive

    Pictures of the truck indicate this may not have been an accident.

    From Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images via the NY Daily News:

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    • July 14, 2016, at 3:54 PM PDT
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  12. Marion Evans Inactive

    Making all the talk about banning guns even more irrelevant.

    • #12
    • July 14, 2016, at 3:57 PM PDT
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  13. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    Auhourdhui, nous sommes tous Francais.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 3:58 PM PDT
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  14. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    “Germany let in way more muslim refugees than France did, and they haven’t been the target of terrorist attacks. See? France just needs to be more like Germany!” – hypothetical left-wing pundit

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    • July 14, 2016, at 4:01 PM PDT
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  15. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    Marion Evans:Making all the talk about banning guns even more irrelevant.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 4:04 PM PDT
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  16. Tim H. Member

    @Claire , are you online? Please tell us what you know, when you get the chance. I hope the Paris fire is just an accident.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 4:06 PM PDT
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  17. tigerlily Member

    Misthiocracy:“Germany let in way more muslim refugees than France did, and they haven’t been the target of terrorist attacks. See? France just needs to be more like Germany!” – hypothetical left-wing pundit

    Yes, the muslim refugees in Germany are much better behaved than those in France. They just rape the host’s womenfolk.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 4:21 PM PDT
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  18. livingtheLoneStarlife Inactive

    The truck was reported full of arms and grenades. Could something far worse have been planned?

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    • July 14, 2016, at 4:25 PM PDT
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  19. Roberto, Crusty Old Timer LLC Member
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    • July 14, 2016, at 4:29 PM PDT
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  20. Lockdowns are Precious Inactive
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    Islam must be destroyed. Period.

    • #20
    • July 14, 2016, at 4:30 PM PDT
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  21. Peter Meza Member
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    https://www.amazon.com/Winning-Unwinnable-War-Self-Crippled-Totalitarianism/dp/0739135414 “willingness to resort to military force to assert our interests is necessary in dealing with the region.”

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    • July 14, 2016, at 4:38 PM PDT
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  22. Frozen Chosen Inactive

    Casualties up to 70 dead and over 100 injured. How awful!

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    • July 14, 2016, at 4:41 PM PDT
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  23. James Madison Member

    Just awful. Expected.

    France is a sham income transfer agency posing as a government. They lack will.

    Prayers for the French killed, especially since they don’t pray, or believe for that matter.

    This is the time for the President to point out once again that more gun control, especially in tight gun control France, is required.

    Trucks and cars are far worse than commercial aircraft, able to inflict less damage, but much easier to access and ubiquitous.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 4:51 PM PDT
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  24. Basil Fawlty Member
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    Possible?

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    • July 14, 2016, at 4:52 PM PDT
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  25. MarciN Member

    I am so sick of this.

    Prayers for Nice and Paris.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 4:55 PM PDT
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  26. Jon Gabriel, Ed. King
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.

    Basil Fawlty:Possible?

    It was unconfirmed when posted two hours ago. I’ll update it the next go-round.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 4:56 PM PDT
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  27. Basil Fawlty Member
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:

    Basil Fawlty:Possible?

    It was unconfirmed when posted two hours ago. I’ll update it the next go-round.

    “Probable” would probably have been better.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 5:01 PM PDT
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  28. Bob Wainwright Member

    Any politician who persists in talking about the defense against Islamic attacks as a “war” on terror and who does not at the same time propose a way to either a)annihilate the enemy or b)make them surrender …which is the only way to win a war… is an ignoramus or a hypocrite. In other words, virtually every policitican who talks about the “war” on terror is an ignoramus or hypocrite, because virtually none of them have ever made such proposals. All but one… maybe…Trump, who at least broached the concept of threatening the families of terrorists which is literally the only thing that anyone has ever proposed that could achieve the goal of making terrorists quit.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 5:04 PM PDT
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  29. Front Seat Cat Member

    The world is going crazy – nothing is safe – not even a simple holiday in the beautiful country of France – glad Claire is elsewhere –

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    • July 14, 2016, at 5:11 PM PDT
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  30. Frozen Chosen Inactive

    ISIS and their adherents are nothing more than a godless murder cult. They are bloodthirsty savages who deserve no quarter. The US and our allies should do all we can to exterminate them.

    This description does not extend to all of Islam, however. I have many Muslim friends who are as horrified by these atrocities as anyone else. They are peaceful people who just want to live their lives. They are not responsible for these murders any more than all Christians are responsible for pedophile priests. We need to make that distinction.

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    • July 14, 2016, at 5:11 PM PDT
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