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Morocco: IS linked terror cell dismantled

Morocco: IS linked terror cell dismantled


Morocco secret service has managed to dismantle a 10-member terror cell linked to the Islamic State group that was planning attacks in the country.

An interior minister confirmed the ambush that also arrested a French national. He further noted that the anti-terrorist brigade of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ,) known as Morocco’s FBI, were able to nab the ringleader of the cell at a residence at El Jadida, a port city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, to the south of Casablanca.

During the cell dismantling operation, the BCIJ forces seized sizeable quantity of weapons including four pistols, a rifle equipped with viewfinder, and 13 tear-gas bombs.

Morocco has regularly been receiving threats within its borders from extremist organizations and since 2002, the intelligence service have dismantled over 152 terrorist cells.