Moroccan security authorities announced, on Friday, that the weapons seized with the jihadist cell members linked to the Islamic state group (IS), on Thursday, came from Libya, noting that the cell had intended to target civilian and military figures in Morocco.
The director of Judicial Research central office for fighting terrorism and organized crime, Abdul Haq Khayyam, said at a press conference that the cell calling itself “Jihad cubs” intended to carry out “a thorough outline decree by the Islamic state group (IS) to target civilian and military figures and public institutions and hotels.
He continued that the cell has recruited a minor child at the age of 16 years, has undergone training in order to carry out suicide operation, using the car was displayed within the Reserve.
The cell, which was dismantled Thursday, was the second-largest armed cell announced by the Moroccan authorities in recent years, after an armed cell of 13 people linked to the organization of the Islamic State (IS) also disclosed in the nine cities in early 2015.
Khayyam added that among the weapons seized, there was a Spanish-made pressure gun with telescopic sight, in addition to US-made pistols and semi-automatic pistol Iraqi-made gun, and about 300 cartridges.
According to police experts, “for the first time, a military weapon lens used for sniping were reserved, and toxic chemicals used in lethal pesticides, and explosive materials”.