Terrorism: Arrest of five Daesh supporters ready for action

By Le360 (with MAP) 26/10/2022 at 09:17 (updated on 26/10/2022 at 09:23)

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On the basis of precise information provided by the DGST, yesterday and on October 26, 2022, the special force of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations carried out several operations in various cities and localities in Morocco, which resulted in the arrest of five supporters of Daesh. , ready to intervene against sensitive targets in the country.

A press release from the BCIJ announces on Wednesday 26 October 2022 the arrest of five people during various operations carried out last night and Wednesday 26 October 2022 in the morning in the province of Kénitra, in Sidi Yahia Zaër, in Dcheira, in the region of Inzegane-Aït Melloul , in the commune of Bouaboud (province of Chichaoua) and finally in Casablanca.

Aged between 20 and 45, the five individuals, who have pledged allegiance to the terrorist organization Daesh, planned to act as “lone wolves” against several sensitive targets in the country. Their plans included the use of explosive charges, says the BCIJ, which adds that some of them had trained in the manufacture and handling of explosives.

According to the BCIJ, the searches of the five defendants’ homes led to the seizure of a hunting rifle, ammunition, knives and electronic equipment. It is all currently subject to technical expertise.

The defendants are currently in police custody pending the investigation carried out under the supervision of the competent prosecution authority.

(Development will follow.)

By Le360 (with MAP)

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