The southern French city of Nice has become the latest victim of terrorism.
Terror has struck France yet again. On July 14, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old of Tunisian origin, drove a truck approximately 2 kilometers through large crowds of people who were celebrating Bastille Day in the southern resort city of Nice.
At least 84 people have killed, including children, and hundreds more wounded.
Tahir Abbas, senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and a contributor at Fair Observer, gives an initial assessment in this video.
*[This article was updated on July 18, 2016.]
The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Fair Observer’s editorial policy.
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