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The Latest From the Terrorist Attack on Nice, France

The Latest From the Terrorist Attack on Nice, France

84 dead. Hundreds wounded.

Last night we covered the terrorist attacks that left 84 dead in Nice, France.

Beneath are the latest updates as they’re published. We will update this post throughout the day, so be sure to refresh for the latest.

The casualty count stands at 84 with hundreds more injured. 10 of the casualties were children:

A Texan father and son were among those killed while on holiday in Nice:

When will enough be enough?


French headlines this morning:





What we know about the driver:

CNN reported:

A day after a terrorist mowed down dozens of people celebrating Bastille Day in the coastal French city of Nice, investigators dug into the life of the man they say was the killer: A 31-year-old delivery driver and Nice resident who was born in Tunisia.

Authorities said Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a rented, refrigerated truck weighing about 20 tons into crowds along a roughly 2-kilometer stretch of Promenade des Anglais Thursday night, killing 84 people — including 10 children and adolescents — and injuring 202 others.

The attack ended when police shot into the truck, killing Bouhlel, French prosecutor François Molins said Friday.
Of the injured, 52 were in critical condition, and 25 were in a coma Friday, Molins said; French President Francois Hollande described the most seriously injured as being “between life and death.”

Staff at the Lenval Hospital in Nice said 28 children remained hospitalized.

On Friday, authorities began searching an apartment building where Bouhlel apparently lived, and Molins said Bouhlel’s ex-wife had been detained Friday morning.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, and authorities did not release information about a motive. But Molins said the attack fits with calls that “terrorist organizations regularly give out on their videos and elsewhere.”

Bouhlel was known to police because of allegations of threats, violence and thefts over the last six years, and he was given a suspended six-month prison sentence this year after being convicted of violence with a weapon, Molins said.

But he was “entirely unknown by the intelligence services, whether nationally or locally,” Molins said.

“He had never been the subject of any kind of file or indication of radicalization,” Molin said.

President Obama spoke with President Hollande:

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Wing_attack_Plan_R | July 15, 2016 at 3:37 pm

So 84 lives could have been saved if only a 6 month sentenced would have been served

I can’t believe I heard it correctly, but I sure understood some State Dept. spokeschick say that this was DEFINITELY NOT ISLAM.

Anyone savvy this?

    Humphrey's Executor in reply to Ragspierre. | July 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    He must be named after some other Mohammad.

    davod in reply to Ragspierre. | July 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    The State Department is following normal Islamic practice of obfuscation. This was definitely not Islam [It was Mohammed].

    And no. This was not meant to be a pun.

    Valerie in reply to Ragspierre. | July 15, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Apparently Newt said we should deport Muslims who believe in Sharia law, but we can keep modern Muslims, and being on certain websites should be a felony.

    KPBS is frantically backfilling: they had some woman on, claiming that Sharia is PERSONAL and “has nothing to do with government” — I have read, from Muslims, that Sharia is Muslim government.

    They also had some man, purportedly an investigator who visits the websites, saying he goes “on” them all the time to find out what they are doing. This seems to be a deliberate misconstruction of what Newt said.

    My guess is we have a full court press.

      Ragspierre in reply to Valerie. | July 15, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      Why be coy, Val?

      The Dread Pirate Newtie said what he said.

      “Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be: Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported,” Gingrich said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Sharia, glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to have them next door.”

      Now, you’re a lawyer. How can that be squared with the Constitution? How could it be done in practical terms? Ever heard of Taqiyya…???

      The bottom line (wait for the pun) is that the Dread Pirate Newtie showed his ass on nation media. No Constitutionalist, he.

        Vascaino in reply to Ragspierre. | July 16, 2016 at 7:16 am

        Let’s get this straight.
        An Islamic state is a theocratic state and Sharia, its Constitution if you wish, as its law. For those who believe in Sharia there is no multi-culti diversity, and it’s about time that a majority of Americans get this into their heads.

Never forget – 2006 North Carolina university Driver charged after SUV plows through crowd.

Rick the Curmudgeon | July 15, 2016 at 5:13 pm

“A good boy, just turning his life around…”

This further leaves no doubt the bulk of our political leadership classes over the bulk of the world are in collapse. Their thinking, such as it is has led to this.

The attack ended when police shot into the truck, killing Bouhlel, French prosecutor François Molins said Friday.

Why did they have to kill him? Couldn’t they have just found him a job?

Oh, wait…he had a job. Somebody ask Marie Harf what happened.

EXCLUSIVE: France ‘Suppressed Reports of Gruesome Torture’ at Bataclan Massacre. Remember Bataclan was a Jewish owned theater.

“According to this testimony, Wahhabist killers reportedly gouged out eyes, castrated victims, and shoved their testicles in their mouths. They may also have disemboweled some poor souls. Women were reportedly stabbed in the genitals – and the torture was, victims told police, filmed for Daesh or Islamic State propaganda. For that reason, medics did not release the bodies of torture victims to the families, investigators said.

But prosecutors at the hearing claimed these reports of torture were “a rumor” on the grounds that sharp knives were not found at the scene. They also claimed that maybe shrapnel had caused the injuries.”

Remember the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Most people only remember the attack on the hotel. But the Islamic radicals also attacked a Jewish Center. They tortured the people in the Jewish center almost the same way as those tortured at the Bataclan.

I don’t recall ISIS being around in 2008.

It’s about time someone said this:

“Gingrich concluded, “I am sick and tired of being told the wealthiest, most powerful civilization in history, all of Western civilization, is helpless in the face of a group of medieval barbarians who, for example, recently burned 20 young women to death, burned them to death, because they wouldn’t have sex with them. A group which beheaded recently in the Philippines two Canadian businessmen, and we’re told to be reasonable, to be passive, to not judge. I just want to tell you tonight, everybody who watches this video, this is the fault of Western elites who lack the guts to do what is right, to do what is necessary, and to tell us the truth, and that starts with Barack Obama.”

He’s right. Our “leaders” are pathetic.