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17-year-old Moroccan Murdered in Amsterdam 

17-year-old Moroccan Murdered in Amsterdam
Rabat – Several masked men opened fire at a youth center on January 26 in Amsterdam‘s central Grote Wittenburgstraat neighborhood, killing a 17-year-old boy of Moroccan origin.

Local Dutch media reported that the suspects entered the center in search of the young man before shooting him. He was killed while partaking in a kickboxing class.

A police spokesman said that, “as soon as we have information to report on the investigation, which, once again, is an act of settlement of criminal accounts, we will do it.”

However, according to information from the consulate general of Morocco in Amsterdam, the individual who was targeted by the attack was “involuntarily” killed.

The victim was known for his volunteer work benefiting young people, notably refugees within the Muslim Peace Foundation in the Netherlands, and has no known connection with drug trafficking, added the consulate.

The Ministry for Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs reacted to the incident, saying that it is “closely following” the investigation and works in coordination with Morocco’s diplomatic representatives in Amsterdam.

The minister delegate for Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs, Abdelkrim Benatiq, contacted the deceased’s father by phone, telling him of Moroccan authorities’ willingness to provide the young man’s family “with all the necessary support,” including appointing a lawyer to follow the judicial case, said a statement by the ministry.
The minister also informed the family of his department’s readiness to pay for the repatriation of the deceased’s remains for burial in Morocco, the same source said.


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