Men jailed for Morocco terror plot

Eight men get sentences of up to 15 years amid fears of renewed al-Qaeda activity.

    The defendants were sentenced to between two
    and fifteen years for the bomb plot [AFP]

    Many of those arrested were put on trial while others were released after questioning.

     

    Morocco has been on high security alert since 2003 when suicide bombings killed 45 people in Casablanca, the country's commercial capital.

     

    Last month, the government raised the security alert after authorities received intelligence about a possible al-Qaeda attack, according to security sources.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.