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Terrorist kills dozens in France with truck

NICE, FRANCE – Reaction has been swift after an apparent terrorist drove a truck through a crowded section of Nice, France, killing dozens and wounding scores more.

People were celebrating Bastille Day Thursday night and had gathered along a roadway when a 31-year-old man drove truck through the crowd. It was reported that he zig-zagged and tried to strike as many people as possible. Graphic footage from the scene showed mutilated bodies all along the roadway as medics and others tended to the wounded, who cried out in pain. It has been reported as many as 80 persons were killed in the attack, and scores more injured.

“France is bereaved, afflicted, but she is strong and will always be stronger than the fanatics who want to strike her today,” French President Francois Hollande said afterward.

As a result of the horrific attack, U.S. President Obama made the following statement:

President Obama
President Obama
“On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded. I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack.

“On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life.”

Hillary Clinton (UPI/Mike Thriller)
Hillary Clinton
(UPI/Mike Thriller)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made the following statement:

“Once again, it appears that terrorists have struck at one of our closest allies in Europe, attacking families celebrating the history and culture of their country on Bastille Day. Every American stands in strong solidarity with the people of France, arid we say with one voice: we will not be intimidated. We will never allow terrorists to undermine the egalitarian arid democratic values that underpin our very way of life. This cowardly attack only strengthens our commitment to our alliance and to defeating terrorism around the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured, and with all our friends in France.”

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said:

“Another horrific attack, this time in Nice, France. Many dead and injured. When will we learn? It is only getting worse.

“My prayers and condolences to the victims and families of the terrible tragedy in Nice, France. We are with you in every way!

“In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow’s news conference concerning my Vice Presidential announcement.”

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