Morocco says it has dismantled ISIS cell

2016-03-07 21:46
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Rabat - Morocco's Interior Ministry says it has dismantled a five-member Islamic State group (ISIS) cell planning to detonate explosives in crowded public spaces.

The brief statement on Monday said the cell had planned to make the explosives using a pressure cooker, and made plans to train in Libya, where the extremist group has made inroads.

Monday's statement didn't specify the nationalities of those arrested, but Moroccans make up a large portion of ISIS recruits.

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