France declares three days of national mourning

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the government is declaring three days of national mourning after the attack in Nice. At least 84 people died when a man drove a truck through a crowd of revelers at a local holiday celebration.Speaking after an emergency meeting, Valls said the national mourning would begin Saturday.
    
He confirmed that a measure extending the country’s state of emergency would go before lawmakers next week.
    
Valls and French President Francois Hollande were going to Nice later Friday.
    
We also know, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has cut short a visit to Mongolia to return to Paris because of the Nice attack. A foreign ministry spokesman says Ayrault was in Mongolia for the Asia-Europe summit and is expected back late Friday.

German police authorities say they have tightened control at their border with France after agreement with French security forces. Germany’s top security official says the attack in Nice is "incomprehensible and simply awful," and that "this barbaric murder must be finally brought to an end."
 

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