[00:00.00]A driver killed more than 80 people and injured others when he crashed a large truck into a crowd in Nice, France Thursday night.
[00:11.02]People had gathered in Nice for a celebration of Bastille Day.
[00:17.90]Nice is the fifth-largest city in France.
[00:22.19]It is a port city about 30 kilometers from the Italian border.
[00:28.83]About 350,000 people live there.
[00:33.03]The driver was shot and killed.
[00:37.09]Police identified him as a 31-year-old French-Tunisian who lived in Nice.
[00:45.39]Police said he was known as a violent person and longtime criminal.
[00:52.58]But security forces did not suspect him of having links to terrorist groups.
[00:59.94]The driver entered a street that was closed to traffic at the time.
[01:06.47]He crashed through a barrier, then drove through the crowd for up to two kilometers, speeding up and targeting people as they tried to flee.
[01:19.45]French President Francois Hollande spoke to the nation early Friday.
[01:26.58]He said “nothing will make us give way in the fight against terrorism.”
[01:32.98]He talked about the terrorist attacks in Paris last November.
[01:38.99]He said all of France is being threatened by the Islamic State terrorist group.
[01:47.18]Hollande extended the country’s state of emergency -- which was to end later this month -- for three months.
[01:58.32]He has also ordered 10,000 members of the military to help security forces throughout the country.
[02:06.48]And he said France will increase its roles in Syria and Iraq.
[02:13.57]This is the third large attack in France since last year.
[02:19.14]An attack in Paris in November killed at least 130 people and a series of attacks in January 2015 that began with an assault on the offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo killed 17 people.
[02:40.94]I’m Christopher Jones-Cruise.