Nice Terrorist Attack Killed Citizens of 27 Countries

© AFP 2022 / Valery HACHEA photo taken on July 15, 2016 shows a police barricade set up at the site in Nice where a gunman smashed a truck into a crowd of revellers celebrating Bastille Day, killing at least 84 people.
A photo taken on July 15, 2016 shows a police barricade set up at the site in Nice where a gunman smashed a truck into a crowd of revellers celebrating Bastille Day, killing at least 84 people. - Sputnik International
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Citizens from 27 countries are among the casualties of the recent terrorist attack in a French city of Nice, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Monday.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — On July 14, a truck rammed into a large crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the city of Nice. At least 84 people, including children, were killed and hundreds of others were injured. The French police confirmed that Russian female Victoria Savchenko was among the casualties. The fate of another Russian Alina Bogdanova is still unknown.

French forensic police continue their investigation as they gather clues the day after a truck at high speed ran into a crowd killing scores celebrating the Bastille Day July 14 national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. - Sputnik International
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"I have informed my colleges on urgent measures which should be taken to support the families of the victims, injured and suffered [from the attack]. Unfortunately, the results are tragic. It [the attack] has hit 27 nationalities. These are French of all descents and religions, who meet dreadful end or having been injured…and also tourists, guests, parents and friends who came to Nice to participate in the event of celebrating the unity of our common values."

Ayrault added that the identification of those who died in the attack was still underway.

French RAID (Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence) police gather near the site in Nice, south-eastern France, on April 27, 2015 - Sputnik International
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The French investigation found that the person behind the attack was 31-year-old resident of Nice of Tunisian origin Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.

Two days later, media reported, that Daesh terrorist group, which is outlawed in many countries, including Russia, claimed responsibility for the attack. According to French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, a link between the alleged perpetrator and the Daesh group has not been established yet.

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