Police investigating a string of suicide bombings that killed 28 bystanders in downtown Casablanca detained suspected Islamic militants in raids across Morocco on Sunday, an official said. Agents detained “several dozen” militants in Casablanca, Fez and Tangiers on suspicion that at least two Moroccan Islamic groups were behind Friday’s five near-simultaneous attacks, officials said. “The judicial police, … as in any democratic country struck by blind terrorism, are continuing their operations against the networks that are already known by our services,” a security official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. It was not clear exactly how many people were detained in the raids, which began Saturday. An Interior Ministry official said on condition of anonymity that police were trying to determine what, if any, role was played by the group Salafia Jihadia, which is believed to be tied to al-Qaida. Another Moroccan group suspected in the attack is the Attakfir wal Hijra, the security official said. Full Story
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