October 27, 2016

Nice airport evacuated due to abandoned baggage – official

PARIS: Nice airport was briefly evacuated after an unattended bag was discovered at Terminal 1, an airport official said on Friday (Jul 15).

The official said it was a precautionary measure following the attack on the beach front Thursday night that left at least 84 people dead and dozens injured.

The attack in Nice, which came eight months and a day after ISIS gunmen and suicide bombers struck Paris on a festive Friday evening, seemed so far to be the work of a lone assailant.

Security in France had been stepped up at public events since the attacks last November, particularly around the European Championships soccer event which many feared would be targeted.

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