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ISIS militants claim Nice attacker as a ‘soldier’

Amaq quoted an ISIS security source as saying one of its "soldiers" carried out Thursday's carnage

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ISIS claimed responsibility for the truck attack that killed 84 people in Nice on France's national holiday, a news service affiliated with the militants said Saturday.

Amaq quoted an ISIS security source as saying one of its "soldiers" carried out Thursday's carnage "in response to calls to target nations of coalition states that are fighting (ISIS)".

The Tunisian-born truck driver that carried out the rampage, Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, was born on January 31, 1985 in the Sousse suburb of Msaken and was married to a Franco-Tunisian resident of Nice. They had three children including a baby.

Four men believed to be linked to Bouhlel were arrested overnight Saturday, a judicial source said.

One of the men being held was arrested Friday and three others on Saturday morning, the source added.

The driver's estranged wife is also still being held by police.

The family took Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel to a doctor who prescribed medication to counter his depression. (AFP)
The family took Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel to a doctor who prescribed medication to counter his depression. (AFP)