France: ISIS-spurred attack plows down hundreds in Nice

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Terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for a truck rampage in France’ coastal city Nice, during the Bastille Day celebrations. An Islamic State-run media platform claimed that the man who drove his truck into a crowd in the French coastal city of Nice is a “soldier” of Islamic State group. The attack killed at least 84, the death toll is expected to rise.

Nice Terror attack

31-year-old, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a Tunisian man with French residency status, drove a 20 tons heavy vehicle through a crowd that had gathered to watch the display on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais. The killer used a hired lorry to kill at least 84 people in a truck rampage during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice.

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Since the attack, five people have been detained in relation to the attack. The driver’s estranged wife was also being held. The rampage left 202 people injured, 80 of them were in critical condition, about 50 were children, many of them extremely wounded. According to a local official the truck was only brought to a halt by the derring-do of a person who tried to jump on to the cab. Afterwards, the driver then opened fire before police gunned him down through spray of shots through the truck’ windscreen.