Fez - A shocking video, posted about an hour ago, shows a group of German tourists badly injured after they were assaulted by two people who attacked them with knives on Friday in Fez.
Fez – A shocking video, posted about an hour ago, shows a group of German tourists badly injured after they were assaulted by two people who attacked them with knives on Friday in Fez.
The video shows three tourists, two males and one female, in shock after they were attacked by two people, who are reported to be under the influence of hard drugs, known in Morocco as Karkoubi.
Eyewitnesses told Morocco World News that the assault happened in the Talaa Lakbira, one of the neighborhoods most frequented by foreign tourists visiting Fez.
As soon as the attack occurred, a group of passerby intervened and pull the attackers down. The video shows a group of people trying to provide support to the victims, while another group is surrounding the authors of the crime.
The victims have been immediately taken to Fez University Hospital (CHU) to receive the necessary care.
Fez, known as Morocco’s spiritual capital, and one of the country’s imperial cities, has become in recent years the capital of criminality.
Between September 15 and October 5, local authorities in Fez arrested 2,664 criminals. With this horrendous crime, it appears that police authorities still have a lot of work to do to enable the city’s inhabitants to live in security.
Fez inhabitants have for long complained about the successive Moroccan governments’ lack of political will to reinstate the city to its erstwhile glory and their total focus on other cities, such as Tangier, Marrakech, Agadir, Tetouan, Casablanca and Rabat.
Morocco is a country known for its hospitality and where the safety of foreign tourists is a red line for the government. While these kinds of violent assaults are definitely regrettable, they are very rare.