View Full Version : 14 tourists killed by 'suicide bomber' in explosion at popular Marrakech cafe

04-28-2011, 02:17 PM

...A witness claimed today the suspected bomber had been wearing a Real Madrid shirt. 'He ordered an orange juice and then the whole restaurant exploded,' he said.

The explosion happened after gas canisters were set alight in the cafe, leaving the second floor of the terracotta building destroyed and awnings hanging in the street.

The blast is thought to be Morocco's worst bombing in eight years.

Officials confirmed several casualties from the explosion in the cafe's basement, which destroyed the entire second floor.

One worker at the cafe claimed that the alleged bomber blew himself up after sitting down inside to order food.

French posting on Twitter also claimed the bomber was dressed in a Real Madrid shirt, with other reports stating a French couple from Marseilles among the fatalities.

Jamaa Lafna Square, also known as Djemaa El Fna square, is a popular tourist destination known for its snake charmers, fire breathers and its old medina.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381586/Marrakech-explosion-Foreign-tourists-14-killed-suicide-bomb-blast-cafe.html#ixzz1Kq5nt67H

04-28-2011, 05:08 PM
Most likely Islamic terrorists. The anti-government protesters who are calling for democracy are less likely to blow themselves up.