Rabat - A Nador-based terrorist cell affiliated with ISIS was dismantled on Friday by the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), the Ministry of the Interior announced.
Rabat – A Nador-based terrorist cell affiliated with ISIS was dismantled on Friday by the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), the Ministry of the Interior announced.
The cell, composed of four active members, three of which were arrested this morning, was operating in the north of Morocco, in the towns of Bni Bouifrour, Bni Nsar, Driouech and Martil.
According to the ministry’s statement, the dismantled cell was planning attacks on strategic buildings, tourist sites and specific individuals.
The suspects had engaged in propaganda activities for the benefit of ISIS and were trained by the terrorist group in the hand manufacture of explosives.
The BCIJ’s raid resulted in the seizure of electronic equipment, documents inciting violence, and sketches reproducing the ISIS logo.
The communique also explained the investigations of the BCIJ revealed that the members of this cell planned terrorist operations in Morocco, through the use of explosives, targeting sensitive and tourist destination in hopes of inflicting maximum damage and casualties. The cell also planned to conduct many assassinations.