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Suspected bombers arrested
From moroccoboard.com: Three Moroccans were arrested, including the suspected main perpetrator of the April 28 attack at the café of Argana in Marrakech, Morocco's Interior Ministry said Thursday in a statement.

The statement said that following the terrorist act in Marrakech, leaving 16 dead and 21 wounded, the police carried out investigations, which have enabled security services to arrest three suspects, including the person whos suspected to be the main perpetrator of this terrorist act.

The main perpetrator, imbued with the jihadist ideology and who supposedly swore allegiance to al Qaeda, had already made several attempts to reach war zones like Chechnya and Iraq before deciding to carry out a terrorist act inside Morocco, the Interior Ministry added. After learning how to make explosives in the Internet, the statement pointed out, he has developed two remote controlled explosive devices that he brought to Marrakech.

He entered disguising as a tourist at the café of Argana, a site visited by several Moroccan and foreign tourists, the same source said.

The preliminary investigations undertaken by the security services have uncovered the remains of explosives and some tools that were rid of after committing the terrorist act, it underlined. The suspects will be brought to justice after the completion of the ongoing investigation, under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor, the statement concluded."
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Good work by the Moroccan police
AFP: Marrakesh bomb suspect 'was expelled from Libya'
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We were in that square about 2 weeks before the bomb blast, it's such a shame for this beautiful, friendly country, hope it doesn't put too many people off going.

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Lots of tourists and daily demonstrations against terrorism and violence on DJemaa el f'naa
I hear. Meanwhile, Aqim says it was not them:
AQIM denies responsibility for fatal Marrakesh bombing - MOROCCO - FRANCE 24
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