TERROR GROUP TAKES CREDIT FOR NICE, FRANCE

The Islamic State-run media outlet (Aamaq) on Saturday stated the man who drove his truck into a crowd of people in Nice is a soldier of the terror group.  The attack killed 84 people and wounded 200.

French police identified the driver as Mohamed Bouhlel, a Tunisian deliveryman known to authorities as a petty criminal.

The Aamaq media agency 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 alone.

French authorities state there is no evidence that the Islamic State was involved in planning the July 14 attack.

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