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Friday, 15 July 2016

ISIS Terrorist Uses 25-Tonne Lorry To Mow Down Crowds Watching Fireworks During Bastille Day Celebrations - Death Toll Currently Stands At 84 [Photos]

Death toll: At least ten people lie dead on a short stretch of road where the lorry flew through crowds in Nice, killing families on a national holiday
Via - DailyMail

A terrorist gunman has killed 84 people and seriously injured dozens more after he used a 25-tonne lorry to go on a mile-long killing spree by mounting pavements at high speed and ploughing through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice last night.
The killer, a 31-year-old French Tunisian who was known to police, then got out and sprayed fleeing revellers with bullets before being shot dead by police after his 30 minute rampage, which has left 54 children injured alone.


One eyewitness described seeing 'bodies flying like bowling pins' and others 'jammed' under the lorry’s wheels as the horror unfolded at around 10.30pm local time last night. 
Heartbroken men and women refused to leave the bodies of their loved ones and the dead remain strewn across the famous Promenade de Anglais today.
Some of the victims were children, with young girls and boys lying dead covered in a blankets with their dolls and buggies still next to them. Footage taken at the time of the attack shows bodies piled up in the roads and people running from their lives as they tried to avoid the zig-zagging lorry while paramedics treated the injured and dying in the street. 
The truck driver was said to have shouted 'Allahu Akbar' – God is great in Arabic – before being killed in a clear suicide mission. Pro-ISIS groups have been celebrating the attack, orchestrated to coincide with France's most important national holiday. 
A huge cache of guns, grenades and 'larger weapons' and the terrorist's identity papers were later found inside the lorry, which mounted the pavement at approximately 40mph and steered directly towards hundreds of people watching a fireworks display. 
ISIS supporters have been celebrating the attack, orchestrated to coincide with France's most important national holiday. The gunman is believed to be from Nice and was known to police for crimes of theft and violence, but not intelligence services, a police source said. A suspected accomplice is on the run.
French President Francois Hollande today pledged to 'hit' ISIS in Syria and Iraq 'even harder' after the devastating attack, saying: 'France is in tears, it is hurting but it is strong and she will be stronger - always stronger than the fanatics who wish to hurt us.'  
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT 
Bereft: A shocked woman in yellow sits on the phone next to the body of a loved-one, surrounded by debris,  as ISIS terrorists again struck in France, this time on Bastille Day, killing at least 84 
Bereft: A shocked woman in yellow sits on the phone next to the body of a loved-one, surrounded by debris, as ISIS terrorists again struck in France, this time on Bastille Day, killing at least 84 
Shootout: After zig-zagging through crowds the terrorist leapt out of his bullet-ridden lorry and fired on crowds before a police marksman shot him dead 
Shootout: After zig-zagging through crowds the terrorist leapt out of his bullet-ridden lorry and fired on crowds before a police marksman shot him dead 
Fight for life: An injured young woman wounded in the terror attack is treated in the street by a paramedic as dozens more fight for their lives today
Fight for life: An injured young woman wounded in the terror attack is treated in the street by a paramedic as dozens more fight for their lives today
Terror attack: At least 84 people were killed and dozens more critically injured last night when a terrorist killer drove this truck, riddled with bullets, through crowds celebrating Bastille day in Nice
Terror attack: At least 84 people were killed and dozens more critically injured last night when a terrorist killer drove this truck, riddled with bullets, through crowds celebrating Bastille day in Nice
Horror: Bodies are still strewn along the mile-long route as police admitted today that the man who killed them was known to them
Horror: Bodies are still strewn along the mile-long route as police admitted today that the man who killed them was known to them
Atrocity: At least a dozen bodies of victims covered by sheets remain at the scene of the terror attack today as the authorities try to identify them
Atrocity: At least a dozen bodies of victims covered by sheets remain at the scene of the terror attack today as the authorities try to identify them
United in grief: Parents of victims embrace each other near the scene of a truck attack in Nice where more than 80 were killed
United in grief: Parents of victims embrace each other near the scene of a truck attack in Nice where more than 80 were killed

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