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Deaths up to 41 in Morocco car bomb blasts

Morocco’s largest and most famous city on Saturday dug through the rubble and worked to identify victims after a series of apparently coordinated explosions late Friday killed at least 41 and wounded another 100 in downtown Casablanca. Morocco’s news agency also reported authorities had made three arrests in the five bombings, one of them apparently a suicide bomber who was only wounded. Further details were not available and no claim of responsibility has come forward, though both Moroccan and Western authorities believe al-Qaida terror network is a strong suspect. Morocco’s Interior Minister Mostafa Sahel said the bomb attacks “bore the hallmarks of international terrorism.” Investigators on the scene were still piecing together what happened, but the targets appear to have been a Spanish restaurant, the Belgian consulate, a Jewish social club, and a Jewish cemetery and a hotel. Eyewitnesses described five blasts from about 9 to 9:30 p.m., apparently by suicide bombers wearing grenades and other explosives. A list that identifies the victims was not yet available, but 10 suicide bombers were among the dead. Full Story

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