Saturday, July 16, 2016

Another Truck Bomb Parked near Nice Defused & France calls on 'patriotic citizens' to join the reserves

Via Billy

The French Special Forces defused an explosive-laden truck parked on a highway near Nice, local media reports. A bomb disposal operation was conducted on a highway near Nice where a truck attack occurred Thursday night.

Also French Police Detain One Person During Raid in Nice.

French police have detained one person during a search raid of the suspected driver's house, who careened through crowds of people in Nice on Thursday night, iTele TV channel reports.

"We have seen policemen in masks take someone away, we don't know who it was," an iTele correspondent reported.

The correspondent also confirmed, that a bomb squad detonated a suspicious parcel while raiding a truck parked near the house.



 The scene in Nice on July 16 2016

The French interior minister has called on "all patriotic citizens" to become reservists to boost security in the wake of the attack in Nice, in which 84 people were killed.

Bernard Cazeneuve reiterated that France would call up 12,000 reservists.

Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a lorry into crowds marking Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday, before he was shot dead by police.

So-called Islamic State claimed one of its followers carried out the attack.

More @ BBC


  1. It would make more sense for the "patriotic" citizens to vote the interior minister out of office.

  2. What are they going to arm these "citizen reservists" with??

    1. They do have strict laws there, but I assume if you are in the reserves you would be issued something.