UN condemns 'barbaric and cowardly' Nice attack

Bodies are seen on the ground July 15, 2016 after at least 30 people were killed in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday July 14.
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UNITED NATIONS, United States - The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned the "barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack" that took place during Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice.

At least 80 people including children were killed and dozens injured when the attacker drove a truck through a crowd watching a fireworks display to mark the holiday.

The council unanimously adopted a French-drafted statement that "condemned in the strongest terms" the attack and expressed condolences to the families of the victims.

The council reaffirmed that terrorism constitutes one of the most serious threats to world peace and security.

"Any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable," said the statement from the 15 council members.

The attack was the third major strike against France in less than 18 months.

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