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Obama condemns terrorist attack in Nice

The US president, Barack Obama, strongly condemned Thursday night "what appears to be a horrible terrorist attack" in Nice, France, where more than 70 people died after being run over by a truck as they witnessed fireworks 14 July.


"We sympathize with France, our oldest ally, at times facing this attack," Obama said in a statement.

"On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrible terrorist attack in Nice, France, that killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians," Bush said.

The US president said he asked his teams keep in touch with the French authorities and that his country had offered France "all the help they might need to do research on this attack and bring those responsible to justice".

A truck rammed a crowd Thursday in the resort town in southern France that had gathered on the waterfront to celebrate the anniversary of the French Revolution.

The French authorities reported that the truck driver was killed after rolling circle for two kilometers interns.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who died and wish you a good recovery to the wounded," Obama said.

"In this July 14, will remember (...) the democratic values ​​that made France an inspiration to the world," he added.

"We know that the values ​​of the French Republic will endure long after this tragic and devastating loss of life".

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