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Moroccan police at the Argana cafe in Marrakech where a terrorist set off a nail-packed bomb (AP)

Moroccan police at the Argana cafe in Marrakech where a terrorist set off a nail-packed bomb (AP)

Moroccan police at the Argana cafe in Marrakech where a terrorist set off a nail-packed bomb (AP)

Three people have been arrested in connection with a bombing in Morocco which killed 16 people including a Briton.

The arrested Moroccans include the person suspected of being the main perpetrator of the April 28 bombing of Marrakech's Argana cafe, a top tourist destination.

British writer Peter Moss was among victims of the blast in the popular Djemma el-Fna square in Marrakech.

The 59-year-old had two children and had also worked as a broadcaster, comedian and novelist.

The Moroccan Interior Ministry said the main suspect has al Qaida links.

A statement said "he made many attempts to go to such hotspots as Chechnya and Iraq" before carrying out the Marrakech attack.

The statement did not provide any details about where the arrests were made.

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