At least 73 are confirmed dead with 100 more injured after a horrific act of terror on the streets of Nice, France.
Shortly after the conclusion of a Bastille Day fireworks display, a man driving a truck plowed through a crowded boardwalk, swerving into as many pedestrians as possible, accelerating with each victim he hit.
At first it was unclear as to whether it was a drunk driver or someone who had lost control of the vehicle. But eyewitness reports confirm the driver exited the truck and opened fire on the crowds before eventually being shot dead.
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Several dozen people injured in tragic incident in Nice France. pic.twitter.com/e4NeOlFd9j
— Christopher Williams (@cwilliams559) July 14, 2016
Video of the attack in France pic.twitter.com/OXawaHFrSZ
— Leonardo DeTrapio (@DirtbagDaniel_) July 14, 2016
Top terror analysts have little doubt that it was a coordinated assault, with clear intent, for which ISIS will likely take responsibility. There is, however, the possibility of a lone-wolf attack scenario, however it is unlikely.
ISIS leaders have previously called for followers without access to guns and heavy artillery to use trucks to take lives.
The attack also falls of Bastille Day, France’s Independence Day.
Donald Trump weighed in on Twitter shortly after news of the attacks broke:
Another horrific attack, this time in Nice, France. Many dead and injured. When will we learn? It is only getting worse.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2016
In the meantime, Mr. Trump has confirmed he will be delaying the announcement of his Vice Presidential running mate.
More on these tragic events as the situation develops.