RealNews

'Local Hands' Accused in Morocco Blast

Investigators on Sunday said several of the suicide bombers who killed 29 people were Moroccan Islamists probably tied to global terror networks but who lived amid the tin shacks, dirt sidewalks and hashish dealers of this city’s northern slums. The bombers and many of those arrested in the aftermath of the deadly attacks apparently belonged either to a local radical Islamic organization implicated in past violence, or to one of its splinter groups, Moroccan and European officials said. A U.S. official said the attackers were most likely working at the behest of Al Qaeda. Coming on the heels of bombings in Saudi Arabia, the Casablanca bloodshed alarmed officials in Europe and in Washington who fear that the Al Qaeda terror network is widening its war on the West. “This was a criminal act connected to international terrorism, even if it was carried out by local hands,” Communications Minister Mohammed Achaari said. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.