A driver on a large white truck mowed down a crowd gathered to watch Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, France, on Thursday night. At least 84 people were killed and 202 were wounded.
Government official identified the assailant as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, a delivery-truck driver raised in northeast Tunisia who moved to France around 2005.
Mr. Hollande said that a state of emergency established eight months ago after the Paris attacks would be extended by an additional three months.
France will observe three days of national mourning, starting on Saturday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced Friday morning.
“Why Nice?” Mr. Hollande asked. “Because it is a city that is known worldwide,” he said.
“Why on the 14th of July? Because it is a celebration of freedom.”
Airlines have confirmed that all their flights to and from Nice are maintained.
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