The arrest comes a few days after suspected ISIS members murdered two Scandinavian tourists near Imlil.
Rabat- The Central Bureau of Judicial Research (BCIJ) arrested nine more men suspected of belonging to ISIS and being involved in Monday’s terror attack yesterday and today.
BCIJ made the arrests in several cities across Morocco, including Essaouira; Sidi Bennour, near Casablanca; Marrakech; Tangier; and Chtouka Ait Baha, near Agadir.
The arrest of the nine suspects is part of the investigation of their potential connection to the terror attack.
As part of the investigation, security forces seized electronic equipment, an unlicensed hunting rifle, knives, flashlights, binoculars, a military vest, laboratory glasses, and a quantity of potentially explosive materials.
According to the BCIJ report, the persons were taken into custody under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office at the Rabat Court of Appeals.
Yesterday, Morocco’s Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said Morocco has dismantled around 20 cells accused of terrorism since last year. “All Moroccans denounce and reject this criminal terrorist act.”