Moroccan police arrested the terrorist suspects on charges of plans to execute terrorist attacks and for spreading extremist rhetoric.
Rabat – Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) dismantled on Monday, June 3, a three-member terrorist cell in Morocco operating in Moroccan cities of Errachidia and Tinghir, in the region of Drâa-Tafilalet.
According to the BCIJ statement, the three members had links to the terrorist organization of the Islamic State (ISIS).
The “extremists,” according to the statement are aged between 26 and 28. They were planning to carry out terrorist attacks across the country, said the statement.
Preliminary investigations show that the cell was propagating extremist rhetoric.
The BCIJ added that they were involved in preaching activities, seeking to recruit new members, and mobilize them for potential future attacks.
The suspects were placed in custody for further investigation.
The latest raid was in last April, when Moroccan authorities arrested a suspect in the city of Dakhla for his connection to a six-member terrorist cell that operated in Salé, Rabat’s twin city, which police dismantled the same day.