IS claims Nice massacre as France mulls security failings

The massacre in Nice has prompted questions over security and intelligence failings after the third major attack in France in 18 monthsThe Islamic State group claimed responsibility Saturday for an attack in which a Tunisian ploughed a truck into a crowd in Nice, killing 84, prompting hard questions in France over security failures. Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31, smashed a 19-tonne truck into a packed crowd of people in the Riviera city celebrating Bastille Day — France’s national day. French President Francois Hollande met his defence and security chiefs and cabinet ministers as political and media criticism mounted over security failings after the third major attack in France in 18 months.

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