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Report: Terror network dismantled in Morocco

By CNN Wires Staff
  • Reports: The terror network had 6 members
  • Members had "considerable experience" in making explosives, officials say
  • The terror cell reportedly targeted foreign interests in Morocco

(CNN) -- A Moroccan terror network with plans to attack "hot spots across the world" has been dismantled, a state-run Morocco news agency said Monday.

The network was made up of six men who had "considerable experience in the manufacture of explosives," according to a statement from Morocco's Ministry of the Interior.

The statement, obtained by Maghreb Arabe Press, said the terror cell planned to use car bombs to target foreign interests in Morocco, as well as several locations in its territory vital to national security interests.

Security forces took down the network as part of an investigation under the supervision of the special public prosecutor, Ministry officials said.

The alleged network members will appear in court once the investigation is complete, the Interior Ministry said.