Morocco dismantles terrorist cell

Four suspected terrorists arrested in Marrakech region, while residues of chemicals, suspicious liquids, equipment used in making explosives have been seized in operation.

RABAT - Moroccan security forces broke up on Tuesday a suspected terrorist cell in Marrakech region, one week after dismantling another terrorist cell in northern Morocco.

Four suspected terrorists aged between 25 and 40 were arrested in El Haouz region, according to the anti-terror Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ).  

Residues of chemicals, suspicious liquids and equipment used in making explosives were seized in a farm in Ourika district, which belongs to the family of one of the terror suspects.

The initial investigation revealed that the leader of this terrorist cell recruited and mentored members of his group and made suspicious contacts with some elements abroad to plan and to prepare terrorist operations in Morocco through the use of explosive devices.

A week ago, security forces dismantled a suspected terrorist cell in the northern city of Tetouan.