Nice terror attack: ISIS claims responsibility for Bastille day attack that killed 84 people

by Danny Boyle Tom Morgan, in nice David Chazan, in nice Camilla Turner, in nice Lydia Willgress, in nice Peter Allen, in paris Henry Samuel, in paris James Rothwell David Millward Cristina Criddle Saphora Smith | The Telegraph  |  published on July 16, 2016

ISIS claimed responsibility Saturday for the attack by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel who used a hired lorry to kill at least 84 people in a rampage during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice.

An Islamic State-run media outlet says the man who drove 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.”

French authorities said they were checking the claim.

Tunisian-born Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel – described as a “weird loner” who “became depressed” when his wife left him – was a French passport holder who lived in the Riviera city and was regularly in trouble with the law.

  • Rodney Steward

    If he stayed in trouble with the law, he wasn’t a lone wolf, he was a known wolf just like the idiot that shot up the gay bar here! But this gutter rat in France was one of those friendly refugees like Opey bringing into our country, and this is the same sh$t we have to look forward too!

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