Islamic State claims responsibility for France attack in Nice

It remained unclear whether the Islamic State had directed the attack or whether they were simply taking responsibility for an attack that they may have inspired. The Islamic-State-connected Amaq news agency cited an “insider source” saying that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, “was a soldier of the Islamic State.”

“He executed the operation in response to calls to target citizens of coalition nations that fight the Islamic State,” the news agency wrote.