Members of Morocco's anti-terrorism security service stand guard outside the headquarters of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) in Sale near the capital Rabat on May 2, 2018. / AFP / FADEL SENNA
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Morocco is working hard to detain and place on trial citizens who have returned home after fighting for Daesh (ISIS), the country's anti-terror chief has told AFP.The North African kingdom has largely been spared militant violence since deadly 2003 bombings in Casablanca killed 33 people.Morocco's security efforts have been coupled with major religious reforms, Khiam said.Since the Casablanca attacks, Moroccan legislation has been strengthened and dozens of people have been handed prison sentences on terrorism charges.Khiam also praised the role of international cooperation, saying Morocco's security services had prevented attacks in seven European countries.
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