Keyword: attack

French interior minister backtracks on Nice attacker profile

Bernard Cazeneuve, who on Friday sounded cautious note on jihadist motive for attack, said on Saturday that killer must have been 'radicalised very rapidly'.

France's terror alert smartphone app failed in Nice

The app, launched in June ahead of Euro 2016 tournament, took nearly three hours to warn users of the truck attack that left 84 people dead.

Nice toll rises to 84 dead, 202 injured, as France declares three days of mourning

French public prosecutor François Molins confirmed late Friday that 84 people, including ten children and teenagers, were killed when a man drove a 19-tonne truck into seafront crowds attending a firework display during Bastille Day celebrations in the Riviera city of Nice on Thursday evening. The truck attack was carried out by a lone perpetrator, 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Tunisian national who had been living in Nice for several years. Molins said a total of 202 people were injured in the attack, and 52 of them were on Friday in a critical condition. The attack is the subject of an investigation into three counts of terrorist acts, while doubts emerged late Friday over the true motive for the attack. Graham Tearse reports.

At least 80 people feared dead in Nice Bastille Day attack

Bodies of victims on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. © Reuters Bodies of victims on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. © Reuters

French officials say at least 80 people  died after a heavy truck drove into crowds attending a traditional Bastille Day fireworks celebration in the Riviera city of Nice at around 10.30 p.m. local time. The driver of the truck, who was reportedly later shot dead by police, then began firing shots into the crowd according to several media reports. Local media said the driver was a 31-year-old Nice resident of joint French-Tunisian nationality. French President François Hollande announced in the early hours of Friday that the state of emergency powers introduced after the November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris last year, and due to end later this month, will be extended for a further three months. Graham Tearse reports.

French charity official says stabbed by couple

Director of soup kitchen east of Paris said his attackers cried 'God is Great' in Arabic but prosecutors are playing down any terrorism link.

Social media debate after jihadist live streamed attack on couple

Larossi Abballa posted on Facebook a live 13-minute video of himself in the home of his dead victims' with their three-year-old son who he had hostage.

French officer decorated over response to police car attack

Paris cop Kevin Philippy calmly blocked several blows from a bar-wielding protester before walking away from the attacker and blazing car.

French journalist films terrorist cell planning attack on night club

French TV channel Canal Plus broadcasts secretly recorded film shot over six months within group in France planning suicide attack.

French Jewish leaders argue over skullcap advice after machete attack

Leader of the Jewish community in Marseille advises removing skullcap to avoid anti-Semitic violence, while France's chief rabbi disagreed.

Jewish teacher wounded in machete attack in Marseille

The 35-year-old suffered hand and back wounds in what police said was a 'clearly anti-Semitic act' close to the city's Franco-Hebraic Institute.

French teacher confesses to inventing school knife attack

The teacher, 45, at an infants' school in Paris suburb earlier claimed he was attacked Monday by a man shouting support for Islamic State group.

French prime minister warns of risk of chemical or biological attack

Warning from Manuel Valls came as French MPs debated extending the state of emergency after the Paris attacks.

Air France sacks four staff for shirt-ripping attack on directors

The airline has also begun dismissal procedures against a fifth employee over violent protests as management announced a plan to cut 2,900 jobs.

Man arrested over plot to attack Toulon navy base

French interior minister says a 25-year-old, under surveillance, was arrested last month over plan to attack major French Mediterranean naval base.

Moroccan actress star of prostitution film flees to France after street attack

Loubna Abidar, who played a prostitute in Moroccan drama Much Loved, banned in the north-African country, was attacked in Casablanca.