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Arrest Made After Raid on Casablanca Hideout

Moroccan security services have arrested a chemistry graduate after discovering bomb-making materials in a suspected hideout of the Casablanca suicide bombers, a newspaper reported on Monday. The Arabic daily Al Ahdath al Maghribia said an explosive device had also been found in the house in the Massira district, said to have been used by the attackers who struck on Friday killing 28 people and wounding around 100. Justice Minister Mohamed Bouzoubaa has pointed to the possible involvement of a little-known Islamist group, Assirat al Moustaquim (The Righteous Path), in the attacks that shocked Moroccans who thought their country was immune to terrorism or the type of violence that has torn apart neighboring Algeria. Moroccan press reports said six of the 13 suicide bombers had been identified, and were aged between 18 and 24. The Assabah daily quoted the head of the forensic unit at Casablanca’s main hospital as saying the dead bombers were slightly built, pale and appeared to have shaved their beards only hours before launching the attacks. Full Story

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