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Moroccan Officials Hunt Militants After Suicide Attacks

Investigators raided suspected Islamic militant hideouts across Morocco on Sunday after near-simultaneous suicide attacks killed 28 bystanders and tainted this country’s image of security and peace. A diplomatic source said on condition of anonymity that American and French anti-terrorism experts had arrived in Casablanca to help investigate Friday’s bombings at five downtown locations. Thirteen bombers were killed. U.S. officials said there are strong suspicions that Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terror network was involved. Moroccan agents detained “several dozen” suspected militants in Casablanca, Fez and Tangier on suspicion that at least two Moroccan Islamic groups were behind the deadly blasts, a security official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Both are believed to have ties to al-Qaida. “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,” the official said. Full Story

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