Rabat – Moroccan security services arrested 3 people Saturday in the eastern city of Berkane on suspicion of incitement to terrorism via a video published on the internet, the Interior ministry said in a statement.As part of the monitoring of terrorist threats, a video fomenting terrorism entitled “Appearance of Jund Al-Khilafa in the Maghreb Al-Aqsa “was spotted on YouTube, the statement said, adding that three individuals pledged allegiance in this video to “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi” and threatened to commit criminal acts, murders and torture similar to the terrorist acts of “ISIS” terrorists.Investigations of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) led to the identification of the three individuals in the video. Following their identification, the National Squad of Judicial Police (BNPJ) arrested the suspects Saturday in Berkane, the statement added. Former detainees under counterterrorism law, the suspects planned to go to Libya through Algeria to coordinate with the leaders of “Ansar al Sharia”, before joining ISIS in the Syrian-Iraqi region to receive military and operational training in the prospect of transferring this criminal experience into Morocco, according to the same source.The 3 alleged terrorists will be brought to justice after the completion of the inquiry conducted under the supervision of the competent prosecutor.With MAP
At least one bomber had triggered the explosives when he was about to be arrested at the house in Dematagoda. Three policemen and two others were killed in the explosion.Suicide bombers had also triggered explosives at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo and Shangri-la Colombo. A bomb also exploded at the Kingsbury hotel in Colombo. Officials have now confirmed that the attacks carried out in Colombo and outside the city yesterday were by suicide bombers.The Government analyst has confirmed that six of the attacks were by suicide bombers. Three churches and three hotels were bombed while two other explosions also took place at an inn and a house. The Zion church in Batticaloa, St Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo were also attacked.
GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN are looking to speak to a taxi driver and any one else who may have witnessed an assault that left a man with serious head injuries.Four people were arrested this morning in connection with the attack, which happened between 1am and 1.30am on Sunday morning.A man in his 20s was found with serious head injuries on Lamb Alley in Dublin 8 and was brought to St James’ Hospital. He was subsequently transferred to Beaumont, where he remains in a serious condition.Gardai are appealing for witnesses, specifically looking to speak to a taxi driver who picked up two men on Meath Street at about 1.15am on Sunday morning. The taxi was a dark or black saloon and possibly an Opel Insignia. The men travelled a short distance and were dropped off at Francis Street.Gardaí are also looking for anyone who was in the Meath Street, Lamb Alley area between 1am and 1.30am to contact then at Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 666 9400.Read: Two men and two women arrested over Lamb Alley assault