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Moroccan Police Arrest 27 Islamists Over Attacks

Moroccan police arrested 27 Islamists on Saturday in connection with suicide attacks that killed 41 people in Morocco’s biggest city Casablanca on Friday night, a senior government source told Reuters. “Twenty-seven Islamists were arrested in police raids in Casablanca today in connection with the attacks,” said the source, who asked not to be identified. The source declined to comment on reports circulating among journalists in the Moroccan capital Rabat that explosives had been found during the raids. Officials had earlier said three Moroccans had been arrested — including a suspected bomber. A Jewish community center and a Spanish club popular with businessmen and diplomats were among the targets selected in the five virtually simultaneous attacks late on Friday in Casablanca, the country’s commercial capital. Full Story

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