July 2016: Truck Attack in Nice, France

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Truck Attack in Nice, France
Image of a memorial set up for the vicitims of the Nice attack
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
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