France declares three-day mourning period for victims of Nice terror attack

| Friday, July 15, 2016 - 17:30
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New Delhi: French President Francois Hollande has declared a three-day mourning period for the victims of the Nice terror attack who were killed during the celebration of Bastille Day. 

Thursday night in the city of Nice, France turned into a horrific nightmare for the people celebrating the event when an unidentified man driving a lorry rammed straight into the crowd and zigzagged to crush more victims.

The terrorist then went on a killing spree by firing heavy weapons at the assembled crowd. When the attacker was shot dead by the police, they discovered that the lorry was laden with explosives.

France is mourning the death of 84 individuals who were crushed or shot dead during the attack. Francois Hollande has declared that the state of emergency in France will be extended by three months. 

From Charlie Hebdo to Bataclan, France has witnessed a series of terror attack mainly perpetrated by civilians loyal to the Islamic State (IS) or influenced by radical Islam.

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