Carnage in Casablanca


TERROR NIGHT: The Casa de Espana terrace was razed by bombs

The view from the rooftop terrace of the Saint François parish house in downtown Casablanca was a nightmare in freeze-frame. On the patio below, scores of wooden chairs and tables lay strewn in charred disarray after a pleasant evening of paella and bingo turned into chaos and death. The Casa de Espana social club shuddered under a wave of shock and awe Friday night, when suicide bombers stormed the building, blowing themselves and innocent diners to bits in what turned out to be the most deadly of five kamikaze attacks in the Moroccan city.

The well-planned,...

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