Nice terror attack: Europe ‘faces summer of copycat attacks’

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Europe faces Isil-inspired copycat attacks after the Nice rampage, terrorism analysts have warned, as millions of holidaymakers prepare to head for the Continent.

The high death toll from the ram raid terrorist attack which killed at least 84 people during Bastille Day celebrations raised the risk of the “repeated use” of the tactic in France over the coming weeks.

Dr Alan Mendoza, executive director of The Henry Jackson Society, a think tank, said: “France has been on high terror alert for months with troops on the street yet still could not prevent this atrocity; although the fact the perpetrator was once again known to police will raise question marks about failures in French intelligence.”

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