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California university student killed in Nice attack

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NICE, France (AP) -

20-Year-old Nicolas Leslie was in Nice as part of a study abroad program when he was killed in last week's attack in Nice. He is the third American confirmed dead in the Bastille Day truck attack.

Leslie was a student at UC Berkeley. The FBI relayed the information to university officials Sunday. UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks released a statement saying, "This is tragic, devastating news. All of us in the UC Berkeley family, both here on campus and around the world, are heartbroken to learn that another promising young student has been lost to senseless violence. I join Nick's parents, friends and the entire campus community in condemning this horrific attack, and in mourning the loss of one of our own."

UC Berkeley said three other students were among the injured in Nice

We know that French officials believe the attack was carried out by a recently-radicalized Tunisian man, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. Those officials believe Bouhlel scouted out the Promenade des Anglais twice before the attack.

French President Francois Hollande has called up reservists and intensified security measures in the wake of the attack.

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