Morocco: ISIS-sympathizer arrested in Tangier for attempted manslaughter

Morocco: ISIS-sympathizer arrested in Tangier for attempted manslaughter

Policemen in Tangier on Sunday arrested an ISIS-affiliated individual for his involvement in an attempted voluntary manslaughter, as part of a terrorist project to seriously undermine public order.

The 36-year-old suspect attempted to murder an individual under the pretext that the victim did not respect the precepts of Islam, revealed a statement released by National Police (DGSN).

The two men were both residing in a construction site.

According to the initial investigation, the victim was physically assaulted with a nail drill and suffered injuries to the neck, the DGSN statement said.

Immediately alerted to the incident, policemen intervened at the crime scene.

At the arrival of the police at the crime scene, the suspect tried to flee by jumping from the second floor of the building under construction, but he was arrested, which neutralized the danger he represented.

Searches in the suspect’s room led to the seizure of weapons and publications of extremist nature, in addition to the drill he used during his assault, the so-called “flag” of the terrorist ISIS organization and a homemade rifle with black powder, among other weapons. Police have also seized computer equipment and four electronic download media, three digital memory cards, two phone batteries and a cell phone, says the DGSN statement.

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