Anonymous vows retaliation for Nice attack

Hacktivist group Anonymous has promised to deliver retribution for the attack in Nice that killed 84 people.

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a French national of Tunisian of descent drove a cargo truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France on July 14.

Bouhlel drove the truck in a zigzag maneuver through the crowd that gathered on the Promenade des Anglais to watch the fireworks Thursday night. He was eventually stopped and shot and killed by police.

Anonymous has promised to track down the terrorist group behind Bouhlel.

“We have already expressed our determination to neutralize anybody who will attack our freedom,” the group said. “We’ll be doing the same now . . . expect a total mobilization on our part.”

French police have detained three individuals connected to Bouhlel, and ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, however there is no evidence of ISIS involvement.

Bouhlel was known to French police. He was convicted in an incident of road rage three months ago, but he was not on any terrorist watch lists.

Despite no direct evidence of links to terrorist groups or evidence of extremism in Bouhlel’s background this attack was immediately branded a terrorist attack by French officials and by the Obama Administration.

“Yes, it is a terrorist act and we shall see what links there are with terrorist organizations,” said French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

Bouhlel’s father said that he never saw any extremist tendencies from his son, but that he was always depressed, angry and violent even from a young age.

“He would become angry and he shouted,” Bouhlel’s father said. “He would break anything he saw in front of him.”

 

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