Morocco court sentences Marrakesh bomber to death

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Posted: Oct 28, 2011 1:35 PM
Morocco court sentences Marrakesh bomber to death

SALE, Morocco (Reuters) - A Moroccan judge sentenced Adel Othmani to death Friday for plotting and carrying out an April 28 bomb attack on a cafe in Marrakesh that killed 17 people, including eight French nationals.

The blasts were the deadliest in Morocco since coordinated suicide bombings carried out by Islamist militants in the commercial capital, Casablanca, in 2003.

(Reporting by Souhail Karam; Editing by Louise Ireland)