First Published: 2017-10-23

Six terror suspects arrested in Morocco
Authorities arrest six people in three cities Morocco on terror charges eight days after they dismantled terror cell.
Middle East Online

Vigilance

CASABLANCA - Six people suspected of terrorism were arrested in Morocco eight days after authorities foiled a terrorist plot in the North African country, according to an interior ministry statement.

The six suspects were arrested in Rabat, Beni Mellal and El Jadida in connection with the Morocco’s fight against terrorism.

Police officers made the arrests after receiving alerts and conducting separate investigations to gather evidence.

On October 14, some 11 terror suspects loyal to the Islamic State Group were arrested in Fez, Meknès, Khouribga, Casablanca, Zouaia El Sheikh, Sidi Bennour, Damnat and Sidi Harazem.

The mastermind of the terrorist network and one of his partners were arrested in a safe house in Fez. Weapons and suspicious liquids which were likely to be used in manufacturing explosives were also seized during the operation.

The members of the dismantled terrorist cell were planning to carry out extremely dangerous terrorist operations against sensitive sites, at the behest of IS coordinators.

Morocco was a victim of terror attacks in Casablanca in 2003 and Marrakech in 2011, which killed a total of 50 people and injured dozens.

 

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