PARIS (Sputnik) – A statement signed by the mosque rector Dalil Boubaker and quoted by Le Figaro expresses great dismay and strongly condemns the "heinous and horrible criminal mass attacks" calling for unity of all French citizens.
On Thursday night, a truck rammed into a large crowd that was celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. French President Francois Hollande said the terrorist nature of the attack could not be excluded.
The driver of the truck was shot dead by police. ID documents found inside the truck along with weapons and grenades showed that the driver was a 31-year-old Nice resident of Tunisian origin. It is not yet clear whether he had any accomplices.