Three dead and multiple injured in 'suspected terror attack' in Nice 10 months ago

Three dead and multiple injured in 'suspected terror attack' in Nice

The attack took place on Thursday morning

Three people have been confirmed dead and more left injured after a suspected terrorist attack in Nice, France earlier today.


The attack took place at the Notre-Dame basilica in Nice this morning, and is believed to have been a mass stabbing. The perpetrator has been arrested and a major police operation is underway.

A tweet from the mayor of Nice appeared to suggest that the attack was terrorist in nature.

"I am on site with the [police] who arrested the perpetrator of the attack. I confirm that everything suggests a terrorist attack in the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice," said Christian Estrosi.

Following the attack, a minute's silence was held at the country's National Assembly, where the country's prime minister commented on the rise in terrorism in France.


"Without question this is a very serious new challenge that is striking our country," said Jean Castex.

According to Sky News, the suspect - who is believed to have acted alone - is being treated in hospital having suffered injuries during the attack.

In July 2016, Nice was the location of one of France's deadliest terror attacks in recent years, when 86 people were killed after a truck was driven by a 31-year-old man into crowds celebrating Bastille Day.