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Morocco jails twin girls for plotting to assassinate king

Two 14-year-old twin Moroccan girls accused of plotting to assassinate King Mohammed VI were yesterday sentenced to prison terms as part of a massive crackdown on Islamists. Iman and Sanaa Laghrisse were given five-year sentences at the end of a trial which heard they had been contemplating an attack on “the person of the king and the royal family”. The twins were also accused of planning a joint suicide attack on a supermarket in the capital Rabat that sold alcohol and to bomb the Moroccan parliament. It was unclear last night on which charges the court had declared them guilty. The girls had been turned over to the police by a local imam in Rabat to whom they had gone to get a blessing for the planned attacks. A defence lawyer, Saad Gennou, said the twins had admitted to planning suicide attacks. Their mother, Rachida Triae, blamed one of the 18 men accused alongside them of recruiting them into an extremist cell. Full Story

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