President Hollande to chair crisis talks after deadly Nice attack

President Hollande to chair crisis talks after deadly Nice attack

PanARMENIAN.Net - French President Francois Hollande is to chair crisis talks with his inner security cabinet following Thursday, July 14's attack in Nice that killed 84 people, Reuters reports.

Hollande, who says the attack was a terrorist act, has already extended a state of emergency by three months.

On Thursday, a lorry driver ploughed through a crowd marking Bastille Day on Nice's Promenade des Anglais.

The driver was later shot dead by police. He was identified as Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31.

Prosecutors said he had driven the lorry 2km (1.2 miles) along the famous promenade, zigzagging and targeting people.

Ten of the dead were children. Some 202 people were injured; 52 are critical, of whom 25 are on life support. At the meeting with the security chiefs, Hollande is expected to review all available options in response to the attack. In a televised address to the nation on Thursday night, he pledged that army reservists would be called up to help provide security across the country.

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