Moroccan suspect helps police reenact cafe bombing

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Posted: May 11, 2011 8:35 AM
Moroccan suspect helps police reenact cafe bombing

Police say the main suspect in the deadly remote-controlled bombing of a Marrakech cafe last month has helped them investigate the crime by showing how it was carried out.

Police say the suspect in the April 28 attack that killed 17 people showed them the path he took from the city's train station to the Argana cafe overlooking Djemaa el-Fna, the city's historic square. The cafe was renowned as a gathering place for tourists.

Police also say the suspect, Adil Al Athmani, showed them where he discarded clothes he used to disguise himself as a tourist.

Six people have been arrested in connection with the attack. Authorities have said that Athmani was a sympathizer of al-Qaida but had no direct link to the group.