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.