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Death sentences for Morocco bombings

A Moroccan court has sentenced four men to death in connection with suicide bombings which killed 45 people in Casablanca in May. The four were among 87 defendants accused of membership of a clandestine, hardline Islamist group called Salafia Jihadia. The judges found the four guilty of premeditated murder in the five simultaneous attacks on 16 May. The other defendants received sentences ranging from 10 months in jail to life imprisonment, the French news agency AFP reported. Twelve suicide bombers were among the 45 people who died as a result of the attacks – the 45th on Friday after three months in hospital. Death sentences were handed down to Mohamed El Omari, 23, Rachid Jalil, 27, Yassine Lahnech, 22 and Hassan Taousi – three of whom were believed to have aborted their own suicide missions. Full Story

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