Gunshots in Nice

Gunshots in the centre of Nice – Local media Nice Matin has reported this morning that gunshots have been heard in the centre of town. The shots were heard around 9am this morning creating a scene of panic in the city centre.

The mayor of Nice tweeted that the “shots were heard following a knife attack in the Notre-Dame area” and one man has been arrested by police. The mayor has asked people to avoid the area.

The mayor has confirmed a "terrorist attack" in which one person has been killed and several people injured. 

A minute's silence has just been held at the National Assembly, in tribute to the victim of the knife attack in front of the Notre-Dame basilica in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes). The meeting is suspended.

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