Links between Nice attacker and IS not yet established – minister

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PARIS: Links between the Nice truck attacker and “terrorist networks,” including the Islamic State group which has claimed the killings, “have not yet been established by the investigation,” France’s interior minister said on Monday. “We cannot exclude that an unbalanced and very violent individual” has been “through a rapid radicalization, committed to this absolutely despicable crime,” which killed 84 people, Bernard Cazeneuve told France’s RTL radio. The Islamic State group said one of its “soldiers” carried out the attack in response to its calls to target countries from the US-led coalition engaged in airstrikes against the group. The attack was the third major terror strike on France in 18 months, and Cazeneuve hit out at opposition politicians who have fiercely criticized the government for not doing enough to stop the bloodshed.

AFP

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