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Bastille Day Attack: Suspect Identified As Death Toll Rises To 84 — With Dozens More In Critical Condition

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We are continuing to learn more about the terror attack in Nice, France on Thursday night, and it continues to get more and more tragic.

According to media reports and the words of French president Francois Hollande, the death toll has risen to 84 people — all killed when a truck driver mowed down a large crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the southern city.

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We also have learned the identity of the man behind the carnage; officials say he is Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, and it is now confirmed that police did kill him Thursday night to stop the attack.

He was a French citizen of Tunisian descent, and even though he had been known to police in connection with minor crimes and petty theft, nothing he had done had gotten him on France's terror watch list.

French TV reports apparently described Bouhlel as a young father of

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