The Moroccan government announced Tuesday that an Islamic State-related terrorist cell would be dismantled following an operation in the city of Nador (northeast) and surrounding areas that arrested four suspects.
The Moroccan Interior Ministry said in a statement that the Central Investigative Office (OCIJ) carried out the operation based on intelligence information about the activities of this cell, of which the brother of an Islamic state fighter is a member. .
He said that the suspects had decided to carry out terrorist attacks against “sensitive places” in the country, adding that they had connections to another cell, such as the Moroccan one, that was dismantled in December 2019 in collaboration with the Spanish security forces state agency de reported news, MAP.
The ministry highlighted that the suspects are available to the authorities as part of the investigation. The OCIJ, founded in 2015, has dismantled dozens of suspected terrorist cells in the African country in recent years.