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.

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)