Paris, July 15: In one of the most horrific attacks to have hit France, a person in a truck killed 77 and injured several more when he drove a truck at high speed into a crowd that was watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday.
The police have killed the driver who drove the 25 tonne truck. Reports suggest that the man drover the truck for over a 100 meters into the crowd. The killer had also opened fire at the crowd. Local report state that 42 persons continue to remain in critical condition.
Those present at the scene said that all of a sudden thousand people started running in one direction. The music was playing loud and many could not hear anything. Another witness said that the truck was moving at around 20 to 30 MPH.
ISIS celebrates attack:
This attack comes almost 8 months after the ISIS militants killed 130 people in Paris on November 13, July 2015. The ISIS is likely to claim credit for the attack although officials in France have not commented on who could behind this incident.
The ISIS however on its Telegram Channel posted celebratory messages calling for the use of a hashtag called #NiceAttack. There was a sustained effort by the ISIS sympathisers to trend the attack. Commenting on keeping the Eiffel Tower dark in mourning, the ISIS said, " keep the tower dark until ISIS conquers France.
The SITE Intel Group said that the ISIS community response on NICE picked up dramatically like the Paris and Brussels Attack. The ISIS is likely to claim credit.