ISIS has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s deadly truck attack in Nice, France, according to a statement released this morning by the group’s media outlet.
Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian citizen and resident of Nice who worked as a delivery man, drove a truck into a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations, killing at least 84 people and injuring 202 others. Four children remain in critical condition.
The Aamaq news agency on Saturday cited a “security source” as saying the attacker – it did not name Bouhlel “carried out the operation in response to calls to target the citizens of coalition countries fighting the Islamic State.” The group also described the attacker as a “soldier” of the organization. What a sad thing to claim.