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All 14 suicide bombers in Casablanca attacks identified: minister

All 14 men who carried out last week’s multiple suicide bombings in Casablanca have been identified, and their links with “international terrorism” have been confirmed, Interior Minister Mustapha Sahel said. Sahel said on state television that 12 assailants, not 13 as initially reported, had died during their five-pronged assault on Friday, while “one terrorist was picked up the same evening, and security services carried out the arrest of the 14th last (Sunday) evening.” He added: “The network that committed these terrorist acts in Casablanca has been fully identified.” The interior minister said progress in the probe allowed investigators to “confirm our presumptions on the connection with international terrorism” in the nearly simultaneous attacks on Jewish and foreign targets — a profile associated with Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network. Authorities have stopped short of fingering al-Qaeda, with Communication Minister Nabil Benabdellah saying Monday that “concrete proof” of a link remained elusive. Full Story

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