AS the world continues in mourning and many of those injured continue fighting for their lives in hospital, DAESH has claimed responsibility for the Bastille Day massacre on Thursday night (July 14) which saw at least 84 people including 10 children run over and killed.
The claim, reported by jihadist-linked news agency Amaq, was made public as five people were arrested following the attack on the French city.
Amaq said a DAESH security source had referred to the killer, Mohamed Bouhel, as a one of its ‘soldiers’ who had driven a 19-ton lorry into a crowd “in response to calls to target nations of coalition states that are fighting” the militant group.
However there are doubts as to whether DAESH is really responsible as it had failed to prepare propaganda in advance of the attack as occurred on previous occasions.
Three men were arrested on Saturday morning (July 16) in raids and another man plus the kamikaze lorry-driver’s ex-wife were detained on Friday.