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Deaths as blast rips through cafe in Marrakesh

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Deaths as blast rips through cafe in Marrakesh


In Morocco reports indicate at least 17 people have been killed and 20 injured in a blast which ripped through a cafe in the tourist city of Marrakesh at midday. It’s understood 11 foreigners are among those who have been killed.
A Reuters photographer who was at the scene of the blast in the city’s main Jamaa el-Fna square reported rescue workers pulling dismembered bodies from the Argana cafe, “I saw shredded bodies being pulled out of the cafe,” he said.
A statement from the Interior Ministry issued to the country’s main news agency said, “early evidence collected at the site of the explosion
indicates that it was a criminal act.”
One report said the blast appeared to have been caused by gas canisters catching fire inside the cafe in the main Jamaa el-Fna square.
Marrakesh is known as the tourist capital of Morocco.

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