2016 Nice truck attack

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On the evening of 14 July 2016, a 19-tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, resulting in the deaths of 86 people.


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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lay flowers near French embassy in Moscow, 15 July 2016
  • At this time of grief we accompany the French people and we join in repudiation to the bloody attacks that move France and the world.
  • Sir Peter [Cosgrove AK MC] and Prime Minister [John] Key spoke to me of their enormous pride in seeing, a hundred years on, the ANZACS of today leading the Bastille Day Parade in Paris - a recognition of the sacrifice and heroism of a century ago and also of our resolute solidarity with the people of France in the struggle against Islamist terrorism today. Our deepest sympathies and condolences are with the people of France. Our nations are united in freedom’s cause today, just as we were a hundred years ago.
  • It was an abject and outrageous action perpetrated against innocents celebrating the highest universal values: freedom of the peoples; equality between citizens and fraternity as an element of the relationship between human beings. The murderers will not reach their goal. Quite the contrary, this only strengthens the ties between free countries, seeking equal status among the nations of the world... Brazil joins all who wish for and struggle to achieve peace and harmony in the world. We are together against intolerance and barbarism.
  • Canadians are shocked by tonight's attack in Nice. Our sympathy is with the victims, and our solidarity with the French people.
  • The Government of Chile strongly condemns the brutal attack carried out in Nice and expresses their condolences to the families of the victims.
  • This brutal attack on Bastille Day is an attack against European values. Finland strongly condemns terrorism and will stand alongside France in support.
  • All of us who have come together at the ASEM summit are united in our feeling of disbelief at the attack of mass murder in Nice. Germany stands in the fight against terrorism at France's side, united with many, many others. I am convinced that, despite all the difficulties, we shall win this fight.
  • I expressed my sincere condolences to Pr. Hollande for the heinous attack in Nice killing dozens of innocent civilians. At these difficult times, the Greek people affirms its support for the French people.
  • Appalled by the horrific attack in Nice. I strongly condemn such mindless acts of violence. My thoughts are with the families of deceased. I hope the injured recover soon. India shares the pain and stands firmly with our French sisters & brothers in this hour of immense sadness.
  • The attacks in France were very cruel. Indonesia unites in solidarity. Condolences to the victims and the people of France.
  • Once again innocent people have been targeted at an occasion of joy and celebration. French people have suffered appallingly and have again been the victim of cynical, and wanton violence. We cannot and will not yield to this malevolence.
  • With its appalling loss of life, including children, it will be received with revulsion by all those who value democracy. This cowardly attack in a public place on a national day of celebration must be condemned in the strongest terms. We must strengthen our resolve not to let such cold-blooded attacks undermine the way of life in our global community seeking to live in diversity and peace. All of the thoughts of those who value freedom and the public world are with the people of France at this time. I wish to express my sincerest condolences to the families of all those bereaved and injured.
  • Our heart goes out to the victims of the attack in Nice. France was hit hard on its national holiday. We emphasise the deep sympathy we feel for all who mourn their loved ones and those who are experiencing tormenting uncertainty.
  • It is horrible to see that dozens of people, innocent civilians, have been hit by a lethal attack again. After the horrific attacks of last year in Paris, France is hit hard again. Our thoughts are with the victims, their relatives and the French people and their leaders, who have to undergo a tough ordeal once again.
  • Our thoughts are with the victims of the tragic events in Nice, their families, and the people of France
  • My deepest condolences go to the victims of the attack in Nice and their families. We stand together with France to put an end to terrorist attacks.
  • I would like to take this opportunity to make a public statement to say that we share the grief of France in the rampage of multiple murders of their citizens. We join the rest of the world in mourning and express our solidarity with France against terrorists, against what is fundamentally evil. Rest assured we join you in the fight against terrorism.
  • My thoughts are with the dozens of victims and their families, with all the French, in fraternal solidarity in this moment of pain and anguish. In my name and in that of all Portuguese, I send the most heartfelt condolences to President François Hollande and all the French people.
  • [The Portuguese Government] "denounces and strongly condemns this attack that, once again, targets France and all Europeans... Portugal suffers with France on this 14 July, National Day of France... We all share the values of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.
  • France is in mourning. I express my deepest condolences to the French people, the families of those affected by this random barbaric act. Romania is alongside France and the French people, tried yet again by unqualified violence.
  • Brutality and cynicism of this crime committed on French National Day are shocking. We have once again seen that human morals are absolutely foreign to terrorism - its victims are innocent civilians, including women and children.
  • We have received the news of the terrorist running-over incident which took place in the city of Nice and resulted in deaths and injuries. As we condemn and denounce in the strongest terms this criminal act, we, on behalf of the Government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, express our condolences to Your Excellency and the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery, stressing to your Excellency the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's firm standing with the friendly French Republic on the rejection of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and the importance of international efforts to confront and eliminate it.
  • Our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wish those who are injured a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with the people of France at this time.
  • South Africa shares in the grief of the French people and wishes the injured survivors a speedy recovery. Terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned.
  • We strongly condemn this terrorist act. Our government, with the firm belief that terrorism is a crime against civilization and humanity, which cannot be condoned under any circumstances, strongly supports the French government's efforts to root out terrorism.
  • The government and people of Sri Lanka join me in conveying our deepest condolences to the Government and people of France, and to the bereaved families and those injured in the attack.
  • It is terrible what is being reported from Nice. This is an attack on innocent people and it is also an attack on our open and democratic society. I feel for all of France tonight and think of the victims and their families and relatives.
  • On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded.
  • We were shocked to hear about the brutal and bloody attack in Nice, which killed dozens of people and injured many others. Vietnam sent its deepest condolences to the government and people of France and believed that the government and people will overcome the difficult time quickly.

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