Morocco says busts IS-linked cell plotting suicide attacks
Explosive belts, three kilograms (6.6 pounds) of ammonium nitrate, electronic equipment and bladed weapons were seized in raids on homes and businesses of the suspects, the bureau said.
The cell's alleged leader "had planned with his accomplices to target sensitive installations and sites with explosive devices and belts to destabilise... the kingdom", it added.
The group had "carried out reconnaissance missions of targets to be attacked by suicide bombers... in order to serve the destructive agenda of Daesh", it said, using the Arabic acronym for IS.
A police officer was reportedly stabbed and wounded during one of the arrests, according to a local media outlet present during the operation, which reportedly involved a large number of Moroccan special forces.
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