Since 2003, Morocco has dismantled around 70 terrorist units, but despite the country's high level of success, it has suffered numerous attacks. In March 2007, suicide bomber Abdelfettah Raydi activated a bomb hidden under his clothes in a Casablanca cybercafé. His accomplice fled but was arrested by police. On April 14, 2007, two brothers blew themselves up on Moulay Youssef Boulevard in Casablanca. That same day, in the same city, a police officer was killed in a suicide bombing. Again in 2007, an aspiring suicide bomber attempted to blow up a tourist bus with a gas cylinder. In April of 2011, terror struck again at the heart of Marrakech, the country's biggest tourist destination. A bomb placed in a bag at the Argana Cafe on Djemaa el-Fna exploded just before noon, killing 17 and injuring at least 20 more.
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