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The Latest: Poland confirms 2 citizens died in Nice attack

  • Relatives of four Italian victims of last week's truck attack in Nice, surround Italian President Sergio Mattarella, right, as they wait the coffins of their beloved one to arrive at the Malpensa airport near Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Relatives of four Italian victims of last week's truck attack in Nice, surround Italian President Sergio Mattarella, right, as they wait the coffins of their beloved one to arrive at the Malpensa airport near Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)  (The Associated Press)

  • A relative of one of four Italian victims of last week's truck attack in Nice, stand by their coffins upon their arrival at the Malpensa airport near Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    A relative of one of four Italian victims of last week's truck attack in Nice, stand by their coffins upon their arrival at the Malpensa airport near Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)  (The Associated Press)

  • French President Francois Hollande, right, and Ireland's Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny shake hands during a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin, Thursday July 21, 2016. (Niall Carson /PA via AP)

    French President Francois Hollande, right, and Ireland's Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny shake hands during a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin, Thursday July 21, 2016. (Niall Carson /PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the aftermath of the truck attack in the French city of Nice (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Poland's Foreign Ministry says that two Polish women have been killed in last week's truck attack in the southern French city of Nice.

The ministry's spokesman, Rafal Sobczak, confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday that French authorities have identified two Polish women among the victims. He gave no further details.

The mayor of the southern village of Krzyszkowice, Wladyslaw Dydula, has told the AP that two young women from the village died in the attack in Nice. They were two out of four sisters vacationing in France who were attending July 14 Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, when an attacker slammed a truck into the crowd, killing 84 people.

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11:55 a.m.

France's interior minister has acknowledged there was no national police presence at the entrance to the pedestrianized walkway in Nice during the Bastille Day truck attack that killed 84 people.

In what represents a backtracking from his previous claim that there was, Bernard Cazeneuve says local police, who are more lightly armed, were guarding the entrance where Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove his truck.

Cazeneuve on Thursday defended himself against charges in French newspaper Liberation he lied publicly about there being a national police presence at the entry point — with their cars blocking the road.

In a statement, Cazeneuve accused the paper of conspiracy theories and maintains that several "heroic" national police — who shot dead the attacker — were stationed further down the promenade.