Nice terrorist attack on Bastille Day: As it happened

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 22:55
The truck, left, that mowed through revelers is pictured in Nice, southern France.

A man drove a truck into crowds of people celebrating France's national day in Nice, killing at least 84 people.

15 July 2016, 21:07 PM

Nice attack in line with jihadist calls to action: Prosecutor

15 July 2016, 21:03 PM

France truck attack suspect unknown to intelligence services: French prosecutor

Senior IS leader had exhorted supporters to ''run over filthy French''

15 July 2016, 20:55 PM

202 were wounded in the Nice truck attack, 25 on life support and 52 in critical condition: Paris prosecutor.

15 July 2016, 20:41 PM

Paris prosecutor says ten children, teenagers killed in Nice attack.

Two Americans killed in Nice attack: State Department

15 July 2016, 19:10 PM

France's Hollande says dozens still fighting for their lives after Nice attack - Reuters.

15 July 2016, 18:14 PM

Alert at Nice airport lifted, passengers allowed back into the terminal to pick up their bags: AP

15 July 2016, 18:04 PM

Two Americans killed in Nice attack: US State Department

15 July 2016, 18:02 PM

Passengers ordered out of Nice Airport, military seen inside closed terminal building: AP

15 July 2016, 15:31 PM

The Tour de France resumed its 13th stage under tightened security today despite the terror attack in Nice.

15 July 2016, 15:11 PM

At least 50 children have been hospitalised after France truck attack, reports news agency AFP.

15 July 2016, 15:08 PM

As per news website Nice-Matin.com, the 31-year-old French-Tunisian national who was behind the wheel of the truck that ploughed through Bastille Day revellers has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.

15 July 2016, 14:46 PM

The German Police say they're stepping up border checks on the French frontier following the attack in Nice.

15 July 2016, 14:16 PM

France has declared three days of national mourning after attack in Nice, news agency AP reported.

15 July 2016, 13:49 PM

A middle-aged Muslim woman was among the first to be killed when a trucker mowed down 84 people here in a terror attack. The woman was run over by the speeding white truck on the sidewalk next to Lenval beach during Bastille Day celebrations on Thursday night. She was killed instantly.

15 July 2016, 13:48 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the attack in Nice as an act of "monstrous evil". In a message of condolence to President Francois Hollande released by the Kremlin, Putin said he was shocked by the "savagery and particular cynicism of this crime committed on your country`s national holiday," during Bastille Day celebrations.

15 July 2016, 11:14 AM

News agency Reuters has quoted a source as saying that the gunman who drove a heavy truck into a crowd in Nice was a 31-year-old Franco-Tunisian born in Tunisia. The man was not on the watch list of French intelligence services, but was known to police in connection with common law crimes such as theft and violence, the source said. 

15 July 2016, 11:12 AM

Facebook on Friday turned on its Safety Check feature after a large truck mowed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, killing over 80 people. According to CNET, it is the third time in nearly a month that the social networking giant has activated the tool.

France terror attack: Social networking giant Facebook activates safety check tool

15 July 2016, 10:58 AM

The death toll in Nice truck attack has risen to 84.

15 July 2016, 10:57 AM

News agency AFP has quoted authorities as saying that they have found identity papers belonging to a 31-year-old French-Tunisian citizen in the 19-tonne truck.

15 July 2016, 10:27 AM

The truck driver who rammed his vehicle into a massive crowd in Nice fired a pistol several times before being shot dead by police, a local official said today. At the moment that he was shot dead by police, he had fired several times," said president of the region Christian Estrosi. A source close to the investigation said an "inactive" grenade was found inside the 19-tonne truck, as well as "several fake rifles".

Also Read: Nice truck driver fired pistol several times: Official

15 July 2016, 09:44 AM

India's External Affairs Ministry said there were no reports of any Indian being affected in the "terror" attack in Nice. The Indian embassy in Paris has opened a helpline number: +33-1-40507070.

No reports of Indians affected in France ''terror'' attack: MEA

15 July 2016, 08:45 AM

US President Barack Obama strongly condemned what he said appeared to be a "horrific terrorist attack" in Nice. Offering assistance to investigate the attack which left at least 80 people dead, Obama vowed to help France "bring those responsible to justice."

15 July 2016, 08:41 AM

Supporters of Islamic State celebrated on social media an attack in France. "The number of those killed had reached 62 french crusaders and sinful infidels in Nice, France.. God is great, God is great," read one tweet.

Also Read: Islamic State supporters celebrate deadly attack in France on social media

15 July 2016, 08:32 AM

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the "barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack" that took place during Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice. The council unanimously adopted a French-drafted statement that "condemned in the strongest terms" the attack and expressed condolences to the families of the victims.
The council reaffirmed that terrorism constitutes one of the most serious threats to world peace and security.

Also Read: UN condemns `barbaric and cowardly` Nice attack

15 July 2016, 08:19 AM

Also Read: PM Modi condemns deadly truck attack in France

15 July 2016, 08:18 AM

15 July 2016, 08:16 AM

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, expressed solidarity with France in this hour of immeasurable grief. 

 

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15 July 2016, 07:59 AM

Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, took to Twitter Friday morning to condemn the truck attack in Nice.

He tweeted: 

15 July 2016, 07:45 AM

The state of emergency which was scheduled to end on July 26 will be extended by three months: President Hollande said while addressing the nation. 

Read his full address: Sombre Hollande denounces third `terrorist` act in 18 months

15 July 2016, 07:38 AM

France is obviously their target. I would like to express solidarity with the victims and their families: President Hollande said while addressing the nation.

15 July 2016, 07:31 AM

Human rights are denied by these fanatics: President Hollande

15 July 2016, 07:30 AM

France was struck on its National day – the symbol of liberty: President Hollande

15 July 2016, 07:29 AM

The driver was shot dead. We do not know if he had any accomplices: President Hollande

15 July 2016, 07:28 AM

This terrorist attack is once again a very violent act and it is clear that we must do everything to fight against terrorism: President Hollande.

15 July 2016, 07:23 AM

President Francois Hollande has confirmed 77 people have died and around 20 wounded.

15 July 2016, 07:03 AM

Identity papers of French-Tunisian found in Nice truck: police source, reports AFP

15 July 2016, 07:00 AM

Christian Estrosi, the president of the region that includes Nice said the flags would be lowered across the city on Friday.

15 July 2016, 06:56 AM

A jazz festival which was scheduled to commence on Saturday and a Rihanna concert planned for Friday evening have been cancelled.

15 July 2016, 06:43 AM

François​ Hollande, the President of France is expected to hold a press conference shortly. 

15 July 2016, 06:21 AM

Truck in Nice attack loaded with 'heavy weapons': official, AFP report suggests.

15 July 2016, 06:18 AM

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15 July 2016, 06:15 AM

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has postponed the news conference concerning his Vice Presidential announcement in the light of the attack in Nice.

He tweeted: