French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his entire government have paid their respects to the eight French victims of the Arcana cafe bombing in Marrakesh, in which a total of 16 people died.
Their bodies returned to Orly airport near Paris, where Sarkozy delivered a personal tribute to each individual victim and their families. He also made a promise:
“France will not let this crime go unpunished. This is a struggle for all of us, for lawful states against criminal organisations, who are nothing more than a mafia disguised as underground fighters,” he said.
Only three of the victims at the popular tourist haunt on the city’s famously picturesque square were Moroccan, although many others were injured in the blast. Five days after the attack, no arrests have been made and no group has claimed responsibility.