Explosion hits cafe in Marrakech, 16 people dead

Apr 29th, 2011 | By | Category: News

Explosion hits cafe in Marrakech, Morocco, 14 deadThe initial explosion at the busy Argana café in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh killed 14 people and wounded several others.
The death toll rose to 16 overnight as two of the injured died of their wounds. Reports said that 13 of the 16 people who were killed had been identified as seven French nationals, two Canadians, two Moroccans, a Dutch national and a British national.

A remote-control device was used to detonate the bomb in Marrakesh that killed at least 16 people, a Moroccan minister has said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. But a video posted on the internet three days before the bombing and attributed to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) included a threat to Morocco.
 
According to a witness  the injured were mostly is vigrx plus permanent tourists, judging by what they were wearing.

Morocco’s interior ministry said on Thursday early evidence suggested the deadly blast in the heart of the country’s main tourist destination was a criminal act.

The interior ministry said foreigners were among the 16 people killed and 20 wounded in the blast that rocked Argana cafe in the city’s main Jamaa el-Fna square.

The square Jamaa el-Fna square is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its snake charmers, fire breathers and old town, or medina.

“Early evidence collected at the site (of the explosion) indicates that it was a criminal act,” the ministry said in the statement carried by the official MAP news agency.

Rescuers were dispatched to the scene and an investigation was opened to provide details on the blast.

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