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❑❑❑ IS-linked cell busted: ❑❑❑ Short cir­cuit leads to blast:

- Crime · Terrorism · Incidents · Morocco · Tangier · Amjad Adaileh · Jordanian Armed Forces · Zarqa

Morocco on Thurs­day said it had bro­ken a so-called Is­lamic State-al­lied “ter­ror­ist” cell that was plan­ning a se­ries of in­tri­cate at­tacks in cities across the coun­try.

Some five sus­pected rad­i­cals be­tween the ages of 29 to 43 were ar­rested by po­lice as part of an anti-ter­ror­ism raid in sev­eral Moroc­can cities, in­clud­ing the north­ern metropo­lis of Tang­ier, said an in­te­rior min­istry state­ment. (AP)

Min­is­ter of State for Me­dia Af­fairs Am­jad Adaileh said that an ex­plo­sion oc­curred in the early hours of Fri­day at a Jor­dan Armed Forces-Arab Army de­pot con­tain­ing un­us­able mor­tar mu­ni­tions east of Zarqa.

Ac­cord­ing to the Jor­da­nian News Agency (PE­TRA), Adaileh added that pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­di­cate that the ex­plo­sion was caused by an elec­tri­cal short cir­cuit in the de­pot which is lo­cated in an iso­lated and un­in­hab­ited area mon­i­tored by cam­eras.

“Ac­cord­ing to the Army Gen­eral Com­mand, un­til this mo­ment, no ca­su­al­ties have been recorded as a re­sult of the ex­plo­sion,” he said. (KUNA)

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