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Death for 4 in Casablanca attack case

August 19, 2003 10:20 IST

A Moroccan court on Tuesday sentenced four persons to death in connection with the May 16 suicide bombings in Casablanca.

The judges found them guilty of premeditated murder in the five simultaneous attacks in which 45 people, including 12 suicide bombers, were killed.

Two of those sentenced were among the 14-member suicide team, but who survived.

The four were among 87 defendants the public prosecutor at the trial accused of belonging to the Salafist Jihad, ultra-conservative Islamist movement.

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