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Nice attack: Islamic State claims responsibility through its media outlet; French authorities arrest 5 for tragedy

Islamic State Today Claimed Responsibility For The Deadly Attack On Bastille Day Crowd Through Its Media Outlet Aamaq.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 16 Jul 2016, 02:54:56 PM
Islamic State claims responsibility for Nice attack


The infamous terrorist group, Islamic State today claimed responsibility for the deadly truck attack in Nice, France, which left over 83 dead and 53 others critically injured. The group claimed responsibility through its media outlet Aamaq.

 The news service quoted an IS security source as saying one of its "soldiers" carried out Thursday's carnage "in response to calls to target nations of coalition states that are fighting (IS)".

The European city was rocked on Thursday night, when a lone truck driver ploughed through the Bastille Day crowd, crushing dozens and opening fire on running crowd. The driver, later identified as 31-year-old French Tunisian man Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was shot dead by local police after he had drove through 2 kms of parade crowd. 

The French prosecutor's office has put five people in custody for further in wake of deadly truck attack in Nice.

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First Published : 16 Jul 2016, 02:51:00 PM