Morocco says arrests extremist who planned ‘suicide attack’

Protesters throw stones towards riot police in Morocco. (Reuters)
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Updated 15 December 2019

Morocco says arrests extremist who planned ‘suicide attack’

  • The extremist tried to “build expertise in the use of arms”
  • He was imbued in the “ideological propaganda” of the Daesh group

RABAT: Moroccan anti-terror police announced Sunday the arrest of an alleged extremist who “planned a suicide attack.”
The 41-year-old extremist tried to “build expertise in the use of arms,” Morocco’s central office for judicial investigations said in a statement.
He was imbued in the “ideological propaganda” of the Daesh group, it added.
“Electronic devices and documents... on the making of explosives” were seized, the office said.
Long spared extremist violence, Morocco was last year hit by the gruesome murder of two Scandinavian tourists in the High Atlas mountains, committed in the name of Daesh.
The perpetrators were sentenced to death, a penalty not carried out in Morocco since 1993.


Lebanese man, daughter shot dead in Iran’s capital

Updated 7 min 49 sec ago

Lebanese man, daughter shot dead in Iran’s capital

  • The father was 58 and the daughter was 27
  • The two were shot in ehran’s uptown Pasdaran street
TEHRAN: A Lebanese man and his daughter were shot and killed in northern Tehran by an unknown assailant on Friday night, Iran’s Mehr news agency reported.
The two were “Habib Dawoud, 58 years old and his daughter Maryam, 27, who were murdered around 9:00 p.m. (1630 GMT) by an unidentified motorcyclist,” the agency said on Saturday.
They were shot on Tehran’s uptown Pasdaran street, it added.
Quoting a source in Tehran’s police, Mehr said the two were in a vehicle and were “shot four times from the driver’s side.”
The source said Dawoud was a history teacher.
The police are yet to issue an official statement.