Monday, May 2, 2011

King Mohamed VI visited the site of attack

King Mohamed VI visited the cafeteria Argana in Jemaah el Fna square in Marrakesh, where 16 people were killed Thursday in an attack. The monarch walked for less than ten minutes on the cafe terrace Argana, from where he greeted thousands of Moroccans and tourists who were concentrated in the square.

After examining the site accompanied by other authorities, Mohamed VI came down to the plaza and walked a while greeting the crowd. The sovereign, accompanied by his cousin Moulay Ismail, he then went to Ibn Tofail Hospital and the Military Avicenna, where several of the injured admitted.

Seven injured (five French and two Moroccans) remain at Ibn Tofail, while five (two Dutch, two French and a Moroccan) continue admitted to Ibn Sina. The attack on the cafeteria Argana was the bloodiest terrorist act that lives Morocco since suicide bombings of May 16, 2003 in Casablanca, which killed 45 people, including five Spanish.

Authorship is unknown to the slaughter, but the Moroccan government has confirmed that it was caused by a "remote explosive device activated, according to Interior Minister Taieb Cherkaoui.

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