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Death sentence for cafe bomber

A man has been sentenced to death by a court in Morocco for a cafe bombing which left 17 people dead, many of them tourists.

Prosecutors had accused Adel al-Othmani of dressing like a tourist and planting the bomb in the Argana cafe in Marrakech, before setting it off with his mobile phone.

The court handed down a life prison term for Othmani's associate Hakim Dah, and gave four-year terms to each of six other defendants charged with having knowledge of the crime.

The blast killed eight French tourists in addition to British, Swiss, Moroccan and Portuguese victims on April 28.

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