August 7, 2006

Morocco breaks up cell planning holy war: agency

RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's security services broke up a
terrorist network planning to declare a holy war in the
northeast of the North African country, state news agency MAP
reported on Monday.

"The security services dismantled a terrorist network that
planned to commit criminal acts on national territory," MAP
cited an Interior Ministry statement as saying.

It said 44 suspects had been arrested and explosives had
been seized. The group's leader "aimed to proclaim the jihad,"
or holy war, it said.