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May 13, 2016 | 15:10 GMT

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Morocco: Chadian Linked To Islamic State Arrested In Terrorism Investigation

Morocco's Interior Ministry said it has arrested a Chadian national sent by the Islamic State to organize a terrorist cell to attack tourist sites and Western diplomatic buildings in Morocco, AP reported May 13. The man was arrested in the coastal city of Tangier after reportedly arriving to Morocco by plane May 4. Authorities did not provide details about the alleged terrorist plot, but they compared it to a series of suicide bombings on May 16, 2003, in Casablanca that killed dozens of people. 

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