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Moroccan Islamists Suspected of Suicide Bombings

Some of the 13 suicide bombers who killed 28 people in Casablanca are Moroccans linked to a little-known local radical Islamist group and came from abroad, Morocco’s justice minister said Sunday. The bombings Friday prompted fresh warnings from President Bush that al Qaeda remained a threat. “Some of those came from a foreign country recently. However, they are Moroccan citizens,” the minister, Mohamed Bouzoubaa, told state television channel RTM. Moroccan authorities had earlier singled out radical Islamists sympathetic to al Qaeda as authors of the five almost simultaneous blasts against mainly Jewish and Spanish sites. A 14th attacker was seriously injured and is being held in police custody. “He gave the information on his criminal accomplices and helped identify those who were involved in this operation,” Bouzoubaa said. Full Story

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