BASTILLE DAY MASSACRE Ten children among 84 slaughtered by truck driver who ploughed through Nice crowd ‘like a bowling ball while shouting Allahu Akbar’ before being shot dead by police

The Sun | 7/15/2016 | Staff
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AT least 84 people have died, including at least 10 children, after a terror attack during Bastille Day celebrations in southern France.

A crazed gunman, named as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel by local media, zig-zagged through crowds watching the town’s annual fireworks “like a bowling ball” for more than a mile before opening fire at men, women and children.

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Bouhlel mounted the pavement, mowing down groups at 40mph, before reportedly jumping out of the truck and opening fire as he shouted “Allahu Akbar” – God is greatest.

A further 18 people are thought to be in a critical condition and 54 children were taken to hospital after the atrocity at around 10.30pm last night.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said one Brit was among the wounded.

Brave victims tried to stop the attack by clinging to the doors of the lorry before being thrown under the wheels and becoming “jammed”.

Police - Bullets - Lorry - Windscreen - Bouhlel

After being stopped by armed police, who sprayed more than 40 bullets into the lorry’s windscreen, Bouhlel exchanged fire with officers using a 7.65 pistol, before being shot dead.

It remains unclear whether he was shot inside or outside of the lorry, which was reportedly rented “a few days ago”.

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ID documents belonging to a 31-year-old French Tunisian were found in the 25-tonne truck after the attacker was shot dead by police, according to security sources.

He is believed to be from Nice and was known to cops for armed theft and violence, but had no direct links to terrorism.

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Police have not confirmed the attacker’s name yet, but are raiding his house.

A second man is believed to be on the run.

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Local authorities fear there could be an active cell working on the Côte d'Azur after the truck was spotted on CCTV in the hills outside Nice.

It's thought the hired truck was left there by an accomplice, where it was picked up...
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