Suspected mastermind of blasts dies in Moroccan detention

Published May 29th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

The suspected mastermind of this month's devastating suicide explosions in Casablanca has died of chronic heart and liver problems while in detention, the city's prosecutor said Wednesday. 


A total of 43 people including 12 suicide bombers were killed in the May 16 attacks in Morocco's largest city. 


The suspect, identified as Abdelhak and also known as Moul al-Sebbat, was arrested Monday in the northern city of Fes and died while being transferred to a hospital in Casablanca, the prosecutor said. 


An autopsy found that he had "died a natural death" that was "the result of heart and liver problems," according to the prosecutor. ( 

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