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Morocco busts ‘terror’ cells

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Morocco’s interior ministry said on Sunday it had arrested two “terrorist” cells in the northern Nador region who were in contact with Islamist extremists in Mali, the national MAP news agency reported.

Members of the group are being questioned, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by MAP.

The ministry did not reveal how many suspects were arrested but said the cells committed robberies to finance their cause and had contacts with jihadists in northern Mali, the agency said.

In December, the Moroccan authorities said they had broken up a recruitment cell for al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, a month after announcing having dismantled several “terrorist” cells who were planning attacks in the country.