Bomb in Marrakech

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A suicide bomber killed 16 people and wounded 20 at the popular tourist market Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakech, Morocco, on April 28. The government placed responsibility on al Qeada groups, and police presence was increased in the square. This is the first major terrorist attack on a tourism locale in Morocco since an attack in Casablanca that killed 45 people in 2003.

Antigovernment protests have continued throughout many of the main cities of Morocco. Rallies have taken place in Rabat, Tangier, Fès and Casablanca. Some of the protests have been violently dispersed by security forces, with claims of beatings and brutality.

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A suicide bomber killed 16 people and wounded 20 at the popular tourist market Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakech, Morocco, on April 28. The government placed responsibility on al Qeada groups, and police presence was increased in the square. This is the first major terrorist attack on a tourism locale in Morocco since an attack in Casablanca that killed 45 people in 2003.

Antigovernment protests have continued throughout many of the main cities of Morocco. Rallies have taken place in Rabat, Tangier, Fès and Casablanca. Some of the protests have been violently dispersed by security forces, with claims of beatings and brutality.