Daesh claims fatal attack in France’s Nice

The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in France’s southeastern city of Nice during the country’s national holiday, Bastille Day.

Amaq, a news outlet affiliated to Daesh, said in a statement via its Telegram account on Saturday that the person behind the assault was a member of the terror group.

“He carried out the operation in response to calls to target nationals of states that are part of the [US-led] coalition” allegedly fighting Daesh, the statement read.

On Thursday night, a truck driver ploughed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, killing 84 people and wounding 200 others.

The assailant, who was later shot dead by police, was identified as 31-year-old Franco-Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel.

The attacker’s father said he had suffered from “a nervous breakdown.”

“From 2002 to 2004, he had problems that caused a nervous breakdown. He would become angry and he shouted… he would break anything he saw in front of him,” Mohamed Mondher Lahouaiej-Bouhlel said in Tunisia.

President Francois Hollande described the attack as being of an “undeniable terrorist nature,” adding that 50 of those injured in the attack are in critical condition.


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