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Morocco Says Terrorism Behind Blast That Killed 15


Investigators work at the site of a blast at a cafe in Marrakech, April 28, 2011

Investigators work at the site of a blast at a cafe in Marrakech, April 28, 2011

Morocco says terrorists were behind a bombing that killed at least 15 people in a popular square in Marrakech.

Government spokesman Khalid Naciri says it is too early to say what group might be involved in Thursday's attack, which left at least 20 other people wounded.

Officials say about 10 of the people killed in the blast at a cafe were foreigners. Some officials and witnesses say it appears a suicide bomber may have caused the explosion.

The blast tore the facade off the two-story cafe in Jemaa el-Fna square in the heart of Marrakech's old city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Morocco's King Mohammed has ordered a speedy investigation into the attack. In a statement, he also expressed condolences to the victims.

Morocco was rocked by a series of Islamic extremist attacks in 2003 that left 45 people dead, including 12 suicide bombers..

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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