Morocco breaks up militant cell linked to Islamic State

Morocco said on Thursday security forces had dismantled an Islamist militant cell affiliated to the Islamic State group, including members with knowledge in handling weapons and explosives. North African governments are on high alert after last Friday’s rampage by a gunman at a Tunisian beach resort in which 38 foreigners, mostly British holidaymakers, were killed. The attack was claimed by Islamic State. The Moroccan group of nine members was active in cities inlcuding Meknes, Tetouan, Tangiers and Laayoune in Western Sahara, the interior ministry said in a statement.



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