Morocco Dismantles ISIS-linked Terror Cell, Interior Ministry Says

The Central Bureau of Judiciary Investigations (BCIJ) dismantled, on Tuesday, an ISIS-linked terrorist cell made up of three people who were operating in the north-eastern cities of Nador and Driouch, the interior ministry announced.

This operation led to the seizure of electronic devices, bladed weapons, two hunting rifles, ammunition, military uniforms, manuscripts promoting ISIS extremist ideology, a large volume of sulphur, batteries and electrical cables, the ministry added in a statement.

Initial investigations reveal that the pro-ISIS members of this cell, aged between 18 and 31 years, were planning to carry out terrorist schemes in the Kingdom, after acquiring the necessary skills to manufacture explosive devices and toxic substances. This operation confirms the pursuit of terrorist threats and the determination of ISIS supporters to serve the agenda of this group through terrorist schemes, the ministry pointed out.

The suspects will be brought to justice upon the completion of the investigation which is led under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office.

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