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U.S. Says Al Qaeda Link to Bombings Plausible

U.S. officials said four bomb attacks in the Moroccan city of Casablanca on Friday night could have been the work of al Qaeda, but that it was too early to determine if the Islamist extremist group was involved. Morocco’s official MAP news agency said at least 20 people were killed in four bomb attacks. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there were four nearly simultaneous explosions near a hotel, a restaurant, a Spanish center and a Jewish club next to a synagogue. Asked whether al Qaeda was involved in the blasts, the official said: “It’s too early to tell.” “Given these attacks occurred nearly simultaneously, possible al Qaeda involvement is certainly plausible,” the official told Reuters. Full Story

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