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    Police and local authorities in the French city of Nice decided not to carry out personal searches on the day of terrorist attack because of personnel shortage, media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) —The idea to search people attending the Bastille Day celebration on the Promenade des Anglais was dropped due to "limited staffing," The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing the minutes of the meetings of security, city and police officials.

    Just over 100 police officers provided security that day, including 64 national police officers, while city authorities insist that there were just 45 of them.

    On July 14, a truck rammed into a large crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. At least 84 people, including children, were killed and hundreds of others were injured of whom 12 remain in critical condition. The Islamic State terror group (IS, outlawed in Russia) claimed responsibility for the attack.

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