France has become the number one target of opportunity for IS and its supporters, unperturbed by the national state of emergency that has just been extended.
A terrorist gunman killed and wounded scores when he drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday.
The driver was shot dead after barrelling the truck two kilometres (1.3 miles) through the festive crowd on the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais. Sending hundreds fleeing in terror and leaving the area strewn with bodies, Telegraphreports.
Authorities say they found identity papers belonging to a 31-year-old French-Tunisian citizen in the truck, as well as “guns” and “larger weapons”.
Can an attack like Nice be stopped?