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Moroccans Say Al Qaeda Was Behind Casablanca Bombings

The five suicide bombings in Casablanca last Friday night were masterminded and financed by Al Qaeda, according to Moroccan officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. The officials said that more than $50,000 was transferred from a senior Qaeda operative living abroad to Morocco several months ago to underwrite the operation. Investigators declined to identify the exact amount of the money or the person involved. But the rest of the operation was purely Moroccan. Officials added that a small team of Moroccans who had been trained in Afghanistan were used as intermediaries to choose and train the operatives inside Morocco. Authorities say that 14 suicide bombers were involved in the attacks and that 12 of them had been killed. Two others are in police custody, one of them badly wounded. Full Story

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