Agence France-PresseMay 11, 2013 16:45
Members of two radical Islamist cells dismantled at the weekend in northern Morocco wanted "to carry out jihadist attacks" in the kingdom and had contacts in Spain and Belgium, the interior ministry said on Thursday.
"The members of the two cells, indoctrinated with takfirist (extremist) ideology, had forged links with like-minded people abroad, in occupied Melilla and in Belgium," the ministry said.
Melilla is a Spanish enclave in northern Morocco.
Eight people suspected members of the cells were arrested on Sunday in Nador, a security source told AFP.