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  • French prime minister is booed and told to resign at a memorial for the victims of the attack
  • An attacker in a lorry mowed down hundreds of people during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice
  • Prosecutors have revealed the attacker did several scouting missions on the Promenade des Anglais
  • At least 84 people, including foreigners and children, died in the atrocity
  • The French government is facing growing criticism of its handling of national security
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Angela Merkel condemns 'mass murder' in Nice

Angela Merkel says she is shocked by "mass murder in Nice" as she promised to stand by France's side in the fight against terrorism.

Angela Merkel. Credit: Reuters

"All of us who have come together at the ASEM summit are united in our feeling of disbelief at the attack of mass murder in Nice," the German chancellor said on the sidelines of a major summit between Asian and European leaders in Mongolia.

"Germany stands in the fight against terrorism at France's side, united with many, many others.

"I am convinced that, despite all the difficulties, we shall win this fight."

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