Pro-Islamic State groups threaten France, celebrate Nice attack on social media

FRANCE-CRASH/ People cross the street with their hands on thier heads as a French soldier secures the area on Friday | Reuters

As the world mourns the death of innocent revelers at the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice in France, pro-Islamic State groups have been posting anti-France posts and celebrating the attack.

Although Islamic State is yet to officially claim responsibility for the Thursday's attack in Nice, it is the main suspect at the moment.

Pro-IS groups have been promoting the “Nice_Attack” hashtag to celebrate the carnage by a lone truck driver.

The 31-year-old attacker, who was gunned down by police, drove a heavy truck into a crowd of revelers killing at least 80 and injuring dozens. He has been identified as a French resident born in Tunisia.

He was also carrying heavy weapons, including grenades.

Last year, IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani advocating lone-wolf attacks, had asked the IS sympathisers to use cars to attack “infidels.”

"If you're not able to find an IED or bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman or any of their allies, smash their head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car,” Adnani had said after being appointed as the spokesperson of the terror-group.

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