Police stand by as medical personnel attend a person on the ground, right, in the early hours of Friday, July 14, 2016, on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, next to the lorry that had been driven into crowds of revellers late on Thursday. Photo: AP

Attack in Nice reminds the world of how deadly effective trucks can be when used as weapons

For several years, extremist groups such as Islamic State and al-Qaeda have exhorted followers via videos or messages to carry out such attacks using whatever comes to hand

Topic |   Bastille Day attack
Police stand by as medical personnel attend a person on the ground, right, in the early hours of Friday, July 14, 2016, on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, next to the lorry that had been driven into crowds of revellers late on Thursday. Photo: AP
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