ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nice, France Bastille Day Islamist Attack
The Islamic State took credit for the Nice, France terrorist attack on Bastille Day that killed 84 people and wounded another 200 in a truck delivery attack.
Mohammad the Muslim said he was “delivering ice cream.”
31 year-old French-Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, suspected of killing at least 84 people. (The Mirror)
ISIS took responsibility for the attack on Saturday.
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The AP reported:
An Islamic State-run media outlet says the man who barreled his truck into a crowd in the French coastal city of Nice is a “soldier” of the group.
The Aamaq news agency on Saturday cited a “security source” as saying the attacker “carried out the operation in response to calls to target the citizens of coalition countries fighting the Islamic State.”
The statement did not name the attacker, and the language implied that he may have acted independently. There is no evidence IS was involved in planning the July 14 attack.