Multi-platinum selling singer Rihanna was in the middle of dinner at a restaurant in the city of Nice, France when she learned that 84 people were brutally killed by the Islamic State group.
Rihanna was just 20 minutes away from the scene of incident. Pictures obtained by TMZ show the singer extremely tensed. She was fixated on her phone, presumably trying to figure out what to do in the wake of the murders.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the truck attack that killed 84 people in Nice on France’s national holiday, the jihadist organisation said Saturday in its official radio bulletin, reports 9News.
The statement from Al-Bayan said an IS “soldier” carried out a “new, special operation using a truck” to cause Thursday’s carnage.
Al-Bayan warned that Western countries “will not be spared from the blows of the mujahideen” no matter how much they increase their security measures.
Earlier, the IS-affiliated Amaq news service quoted a security source as saying the attack was “in response to calls to target nations of coalition states that are fighting (IS)”.
IS has called on its supporters living in Europe to carry out lone-wolf attacks on Westerners, publishing a video early this year called “Kill wherever you find them.”
Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel rammed a 19-tonne truck into a large crowd as July 14 fireworks were ending in the French Riviera city.
At least 10 children were among the dead and 50 more were wounded, some of them critically, a hospital official said.