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France on Top Alert After 7th Terror Attack in Eighteen Months

  • Assailant killed 80 people in Nice during Bastille Day
  • France under attack since January 2015 Charlie Hebdo killing
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Terror in Nice Leads France to Mourn Again

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France has been on maximum security alert for most of the past 18 months, hit by multiple terrorist attacks that have left nearly 230 people dead and hundreds injured.

President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency after the assault on Paris last November, the deadliest in France’s modern history. That gives security and legal forces extra rights to conduct investigations and arrest suspects. Hollande said early Friday the order -- which was due to end on July 26 -- will be extended for another three months after the attack late Thursday in Nice.