Paris: In another suspected terror attack in France, 84 people were killed and scores were wounded on Thursday night local time when a truck rammed into a crowd in Nice.
Reporters said that the truck, which was loaded with guns and grenades, plowed through the crowd that were celebrating Bastille Day and then drove for few kilometers along the pavement of the Boulevard des Anglais in the southern France city.
The driver of the long-distance delivery truck, believed to be a 31-year-old with dual French-Tunisian nationality, was shot down by the police.
Eyewitnesses said the man had opened fire on the crowd.
In the horrific incident, people were seen fleeing after the attack began.
Paris Prosecutor’s office has taken up a terrorism investigation over the Nice truck attack.
Bastille Day is one of the most important days celebrated on 14 July each year in France. It marks the French National Day which commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, an important event in Paris during the French Revolution.
President Francois Hollande declared that the State of Emergency, which was to end on 26 July, will be extended by three months. He said that the incident in Nice cannot be ruled out as a terror attack.