Morocco Arrests Six Suspected ISIS Terrorists

October 24, 2017 Updated: October 24, 2017

RABAT–Moroccan authorities said on Monday they had arrested six suspected ISIS terrorists who had been planning attacks.

The arrested belonged to a group linked to ISIS that was dismantled this month. The group had been active in eight towns and cities, and had planned terrorist operations, an official statement said.

One of the six arrested was an expert in explosives, the statement said.

Eleven other militants had already been arrested earlier this month.

Moroccan authorities say they have dismantled dozens of jihadist cells since 2002, including about 50 with alleged links to ISIS.