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At Least One Armenian Killed in Nice Attack (Updated)

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NICE, France (A.W.)At least one Armenian citizen was killed in the assault on a Bastille Day celebration in Nice on July 14, which killed at least 84 people. Armenias Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) tweeted about the citizens death hours after the attack, which French President Francois Hollande called a terrorist assault. The Armenian MFA announced the death of a second Armenian citizen in a separate tweet, but later said that the news was not true.

French police stand near the truck that ploughed into crowds in Nice (Photo: AFP)

Witnesses and authorities said that at least 84 people, including children, were killed by a charging truck, while celebrating the French national holiday, reported the New York Times. The driver of the truck who is yet to be officially identified was shot to death by police officers. According to several reports, papers found inside the truck indicate that the attacker was a 31-year-old man of Franco-Tunisian decent named Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.

The Armenian MFA tweeted the news about the death of the Armenian citizen (Photo: Armenia MFA – Twitter)

Nices Armenian priest, Father Grigor Khachatrian said that the Armenian who was killedwas a young woman. Speaking to Armenias Arevelk news, Father Khachatrian said that while the identity of the deceased was clear, they could not yet officially release any details.

According to the French-Armenian Nouvelles DArmenie magazine, the Coordinating Councilof Armenian Organizations of France (CCAF ) issued the following statement: The CCAF sincerely condemns the attack that occurred in Nice onthe national holiday. Our thoughts are with the victims of this massacre, that is a result of jihadist barbarism, whichstrikes France after having sown death and destruction in the Middle East. We extend our condolences to the families affected by this terrible terrorist attack, as well as to the city of Nice, local and national authorities, and the President of the Republic.

Armenian President Serge Sarkisian also sent a letter of condolences to President Hollande following the attack. In his letter, Sarkisian condemned the assault and called forunited fight against international terrorism. Below is Sarkisian’s letter in its entirety.

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I am deeply shocked by the news on the horrendous tragedy which took place last night in Nice and claimed lives of dozens of innocent people. During last eighteen months, France has for the third time become a target for barbaric acts. They have cast blow not only on France but on the entire human kind. This is also a signal for us to unite more resolutely in our fight against the international terrorism.

I express my deepest condolences to you, the Government of France, and families of the victims on the occasion of the dreadful tragedy which overwhelmed your country and assure you that at the difficult time of grief Armenia and the Armenian people stand by the friendly France.

Serge Sarksian
President of the Republic of Armenia


NICE, France (A.W.)At least one Armenian citizen was killed in the assault on a Bastille Day celebration in Nice on July 14, which killed at least 84 people. Armenias Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) tweeted about the citizens death hours after the attack, which French President Francois Hollande called a terrorist assault. The Armenian MFA announced the death of a second Armenian citizen in a separate tweet, but later said that the news was not true. French police stand near the truck that ploughed into crowds in Nice (Photo: AFP) Witnesses and authorities said that at least 84 people, including children, were killed by a charging truck, while celebrating the French national holiday, reported the New York Times. The driver of the truck who is yet to be officially identified was shot to death by police officers. According to several reports, papers found inside the truck indicate that the attacker was a 31-year-old man of Franco-Tunisian decent named Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. The Armenian MFA tweeted the news about the death of the Armenian citizen (Photo: Armenia MFA – Twitter) Nices Armenian priest, Father Grigor Khachatrian said that the Armenian who was killedwas a young woman. Speaking to Armenias Arevelk news, [...]
NICE, France (A.W.)At least one Armenian citizen was killed in the assault on a Bastille Day celebration in Nice on July 14, which killed at least 84 people. Armenias Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) tweeted about the citizens death hours after the attack, which French President Francois Hollande called a terrorist assault. The Armenian MFA announced the death of a second Armenian citizen in a separate tweet, but later said that the news was not true. French police stand near the truck that ploughed into crowds in Nice (Photo: AFP) Witnesses and authorities said that at least 84 people, including children, were killed by a charging truck, while celebrating the French national holiday, reported the New York Times. The driver of the truck who is yet to be officially identified was shot to death by police officers. According to several reports, papers found inside the truck indicate that the attacker was a 31-year-old man of Franco-Tunisian decent named Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. The Armenian MFA tweeted the news about the death of the Armenian citizen (Photo: Armenia MFA – Twitter) Nices Armenian priest, Father Grigor Khachatrian said that the Armenian who was killedwas a young woman. Speaking to Armenias Arevelk news, [...]
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