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Morocco suicide bomber was a rapist

Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 18:40

London: The suicide bomber, who killed 16 people in Morocco, was a rapist recently freed from jail.

He was said to have been jailed for eight years and released two months ago.

The bomb, packed with nails, injured 20 others as it exploded in the Argana cafe in Marrakech’s Djemaa el-Fna Square on Thursday.

The bomber was said to be wearing a Real Madrid football shirt, according to The Sun.

Eight of the dead were said to be French, a ninth was from Holland and a tenth was Israeli.

Briton Hugo Somersham-Jones, who lives near the square, said: “I saw smoke, falling masonry and the first floor of the cafe in ruins. People were trying to put out the fire. Others were pulling people from the building."


First Published: Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 18:40
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