November 3, 2017 / 2:34 AM / 9 months ago

Islamic State claims responsibility for New York truck attack without giving evidence: the group's newspaper

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a truck attack in New York City that killed eight people on Tuesday, the group’s online publication said on Thursday.

Law Enforcement officials investigate a pickup truck used in an attack on the West Side Highway in lower Manhattan in New York City, U.S., November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Islamic State said in its weekly issue of Al-Naba newspaper that “the attacker is one of the caliphate soldiers”. It did not provide evidence to support its claim.

Reporting by Mohamed El-Sherif; Editing by Michael Perry

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