Morocco: 14 Dead In Cafe Bombing, 11 Are Foreigners


At least 14 people are reported dead and 20 injured after a bomb ripped through a cafe in the main Jamaa el-Fna square in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh on Thursday, global media reported.

The Moroccan Interior Ministry says the blast was a terrorist act.

Eleven of the casualties are foreigners, most of whom are European, according to the official Moroccan MAP agency.


Earlier, a source said the blast was caused by a gas leak.


Forty one people died in an Al Qaeda attack in the Moroccan city of Casablanca in 2003.

In January this year, the Moroccan government claimed to have broken up an Al Qaeda cell planning suicide bombings in the country.

Ria Novosti

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