Moroccan authorities detain 2 ISIS-linked suspects in Casablanca
The Moroccan police arrested on Thursday two people with links to the Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Casablanca, the Interior ministry said in a statement.
According to the statement, the suspects planned to carry out terrorist operations in Morocco and had begun to acquire devices used in making explosives.
This operation has allowed the seizure of copper cables, a thermometer, electric batteries, a bottle containing a suspect liquid, a bag of powder and other equipment suspected of being used in manufacturing explosives, the statement pointed out.
The arrested people will be brought to justice once the investigation is completed, it noted.
The north African kingdom has seen a growing threat from terror groups, especially IS.
According to official figures, Morocco busted 19 terrorist cells and arrested 273 suspects in 2016, most of them linked to the group, which control large swaths of Syria and Iraq.