Moroccan security forces have arrested 52 people on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks. Weaponry was seized during the arrests and authorities claim to have disrupted several plots.

From Reuters

Morocco arrests 52 suspected militants, foils several attacks

The 52 arrested were among 143 people investigated in many Moroccan cities and towns, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Many members of the group were planning to create an Islamic State province (Wilayat) in Morocco, the statement said. They intended to assassinate Moroccan security and military officers and tourists, as well as targeting prisons and festivals and other institutions in the country.

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