News Agencies – May 6, 2011
Police in Morocco arrested three people for a cafe bombing in the tourist city of Marrakesh on April 28 that killed 16 people, and said the chief suspect showed “loyalty” to al-Qaeda. The three suspects were all Moroccans, the official news agency quoted the Interior Ministry as saying. Most of the bomb victims were foreign holidaymakers, including eight French people and 1 Canadian. The ministry said the chief suspect was “well-versed in jihadi ideology and shows loyalty to al-Qaeda.”
It was the first such attack in Morocco since 2003, when suicide bombings in the commercial capital, Casablanca, killed more than 45 people.