Clinton condemns Morocco terrorist attack

Clinton condemns Morocco terrorist attack
# 29 April 2011 04:27 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday condemned the terrorist attack at a cafe in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh that killed up to 18 people, APA reports quoting Earth Times.

The dead included French and British citizens.

Clinton said in a statement that the US condemned "in the strongest terms" the attack that "killed and injured innocent people."

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of this cowardly attack and stand with the people of Morocco at this difficult time," Clinton said. "Acts of terrorism must not be tolerated wherever and whenever they occur."

The US has offered full assistance to the Moroccan government in the investigation, Clinton said.

The blast took place at the Argana cafeteria on a popular central city square, where Moorish palaces are a draw for visitors. French media late Thursday reported that six of the dead were French, but there was no official confirmation in Paris.

Twenty people were reported injured, some of them seriously.

The Moroccan Interior Ministry said initial evidence indicated the explosion was an attack.

The attack followed months of pro-democracy demonstrations in Morocco, which had first remained untouched by the unrest in other Arab countries.
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