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Iraq Seeks Moroccan in Connection with September Bombing

01 November 2005

The Iraqi government says a Moroccan militant wanted in connection with the Casablanca bombings in Morocco in 2003, is also a suspect in a bombing in Iraq that killed 100 people.

Iraq's government has offered an unspecified reward for the capture of Mohsen Khayber, also known as Abdul Rahim.  He is wanted in connection with a triple car bombing on September 29 in the town of Balad, north of Baghdad. 

In other developments, al-Qaida in Iraq said on its website that it would determine the fate of two kidnapped Moroccan embassy employees in a trial. The two men disappeared October 20 while driving from Jordan to Baghdad. 

Also Tuesday, the U.S. military says it released 500 low-level detainees from Abu Ghraib prison. They were freed ahead of this week's Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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