US, France condemn `terrorist attack` in Morocco

Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 09:12

Washington: The US and France have strongly condemned the "terrorist attack" at a cafe in Marrakech, Morocco, which claimed the lives of at least 15 people.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who spoke to the Moroccan king on the telephone, branded it as "heinous, cruel and cowardly", said his Elysee office, which confirmed there were French casualties without saying how many.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that acts of terrorism must not be tolerated wherever and whenever they occur.

"Acts of terrorism must not be tolerated wherever and whenever they occur," Clinton said in a statement. "The United States condemns in the strongest terms
today?s terrorist attack that killed and injured innocent
people at a cafe in Marrakech, Morocco," she said.
At least 11 foreigners and three Moroccans were killed
when a powerful blast ripped through a tourist cafe in
Marrakech yesterday.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of
this cowardly attack and stand with the people of Morocco at
this difficult time," Clinton said, adding that US Embassy
personnel continue to work with Moroccan authorities to obtain
additional information.
The United States offers its full assistance to the
Moroccan government as it works to investigate the attack and
bring those accountable to justice, Clinton said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 09:12

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