July 2016: Truck Attack in Nice, France
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of July 2016.
1. ISIS-Inspired Attacks Increasing 2. Death of Holocaust Survivor Elie Weisel 3. Oscar Pistorius Sentenced in Murder Case 4. Pokemon Go Launches 5. Violence in South Sudan 6. Portugal Tops France in Euro 2016 7. Wimbledon Winners 8. Australia's Turnbull Claims Victory 9. Theresa May: Britain's Next PM 10. North Korea Cuts U.S. Ties 11. International Court Rebukes China 12. Deadly Truck Attack in Nice, France 13. Attempted Coup in Turkey Fails 14. Henrik Stenson Wins British Open 15. Germany Gets Violent 16. Chris Froome Wins Tour de France 17. Japan Suffers Mass Stabbing 18. ISIS Kills Priest in France
- Truck Attack in Nice, France
- Tragedy strikes France again on Thursday, July 14, 2016. The country is in full party mode, celebrating its most important holiday, Bastille Day, when a large truck is driven through a crowd in the southern city of Nice, France. The truck barrels through the crowds, fatally crushing 84 people and injuring more than 200, children included. The driver is a Frenchman of Tunisian origin, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who is shot and killed by police officers responding to the attack. Many ISIS-related websites applaud the attack, but the terrorist group has yet to officially claim responsibility.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Claude Paris