In Morocco arrested seven militants suspected of having links with the “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). About it reports Reuters.
The guards managed to discover their hideout in the coastal town of El Jadida. According to the interior Ministry, seized large quantities of weapons, including a rifle, seven pistols, a belt of explosives and materials for making bombs. The police found that the detainees were linked to the commanders of the Islamists from Syria, Iraq and Libya.
In total, over the last 15 years in Morocco were defeated more than 150 cells of militants associated with terrorist groups fighting in the middle East.
The last major attack in Morocco took place in April 2011. Terrorists from “al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia) detonated bombs in the cafe “chocolate” is popular among foreign tourists. Killed 17 people, including 11 foreigners, and more than 20 were injured. Among the victims were the son and daughter-in-law of the Deputy of the state Duma Valery Seleznev. The organizer of the attack, Adil al-Atmani was sentenced to death.