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'Afghan Moroccans' held in Casablanca blasts inquiry

The French police detained 13 suspected Islamist militants in early morning raids in the Paris suburbs yesterday, including several thought to be connected to suicide bombings in Morocco last year. An interior ministry source said none of the suspects was thought to be linked directly to the Madrid train bombing. “We believe that some of those detained belong to the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group [MICG], which has connections to al-Qaida and has been blamed by the Spanish for the Madrid attacks,” the source said. “But we have no evidence so far that these individuals are themselves implicated in the attacks last month.” Almost simultaneous explosions in Casablanca, Morocco, on May 16 last year killed 33 bystanders and 12 suicide bombers. Full Story

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