Morocco Busts 29 Active IS Terrorist Cells Planning Attacks

ISIS Cell DismantledRABAT, June 6, 2016

Moroccan Interior ministry announced on progress made on anti-terror operations on Saturday.

Morocco has seen a growing threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

Anti-terror operations have seen six people arrested linked to the terror IS group.

According to the country’s director of Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation, Morocco has busted 29 active terrorist cells planning to conduct attacks against the North African nation.

4 (Xinhua) — Moroccan Interior Ministry announced Saturday the country has seen a growing threat from the Middle East-based IS. Moroccan police have arrested six people linked to IS group.

On Saturday Moroccan police arrested a new supporter of the Islamic State (IS) in scale-up operations.

The arrested terrorist was active in the city of Meknes located some 150 kilometers east of Rabat and was plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in Morocco or in a European country, Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Initial investigations show an indicator that the arrested man adherence to the terrorist strategy of the Islamic State extremist organization.

He had acquired expertise in manufacturing explosive devices (IEDs) and was training in a mountainous region to sharpen his fighting skills.

The terror suspect will be brought before justice after the end of the investigation led by the prosecutor's office, the statement said.

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