Obama decries attack in France

Obama decries attack in France

President Obama on Thursday condemned a deadly attack in Nice, France, and vowed to help bring the perpetrators to justice.

“On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack,” he said in a statement. “We have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice.

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“We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack.”

Dozens of people were killed and wounded when a truck drove into a Bastille Day celebration in the city in southern France.

Authorities in France have characterized the incident as a deliberate attack but no group has yet claimed responsibility.

The driver of the truck was reportedly shot dead by police.

“On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life,” Obama said.