Nice Cancels Jazz Fest, Rihanna Concert

An alleged terrorist used a truck to kill at least 84 people who were celebrating Bastille day July 14 in Nice, France.

Dozens more were hospitalized, some of them are still in critical condition.

France President Francoise Hollande said that “all of France is under threat from islamist terrorism.”

He extended the state of emergency, which has been evoked after the November 2015 attacks on Paris, for another three months.

Nice Jazz Festival, which was supposed to begin on Saturday, July 16, was canceled.

“Following the tragic events of July 14 , the city of Nice is in mourning. The Nice Jazz Festival is canceled. More information tomorrow. All our thoughts are with the victims,” a statement on the festival’s Facebook page reads.

Rhianna, who was supposed to play the Allianz Riviera on Friday, July 15, canceled her show. “Due to the tragic events in Nice, Rihanna’s concert scheduled for today July 15 at Allianz Stadium will not be going ahead as planned. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families,” it says on her Facebook account.

News reports state that police found ID of the perpetrator in the driver’s cabin of the truck. On the basis of those documents, the alleged terrorist is suspected to be 31-year old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. According to news reports, Lahouaiej Bouhlel was known to local police for past criminal involvement. He was killed when engaging in a shootout with police after exiting the truck, in which had stashed even more weapons.

Although Lahouaiej Bouhlel was identified as having French-Tunisian roots, Hollande said that, “we will further strengthen our actions in Iraq and in Syria,” assuring the French public that “nothing will make us yield in our will to fight terrorism.”