What we know: Attack on Bastille Day revellers in Nice

The facts on Thursday night's attack in Nice, France:

- A man in a white delivery truck drove across 2 kilometres of Nice's crowded seaside promenade, ploughing through crowds of people watching a fireworks show.

- The assailant was shot dead by police.

- At least 84 people are dead; among them 10 children and an unknown number of foreign nationals.

- 202 people have been injured; 52 people are in critical condition, 25 of whom are on life support.

- Germany has stepped up border controls with France. Italy has upped regional security measures.

- France plans to extend its state of emergency three months beyond a July 26 expiration date.

- It is the third major attack to hit France in 19 months.

- French President Francois Hollande said the attack had "terrorist characteristics," and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called the assailant a terrorist.

- The assailant has been named by prosecutors as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Tunisian national and resident of Nice. He was known to authorities for criminal activity but not for radicalization.

Last update: Fri, 15/07/2016 - 18:39

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