Incident Summary:

03/12/2007: Two men got into an argument at a Moroccan internet café in the Sidi Moumen slum of Casablanca, who were blocked from viewing radical materials on the internet. Reports indicate that they were attempting to find instructions on where to detonate themselves when his connection was blocked, prompting an argument between the two that resulted in a negligent/accidental detonation. 3 wounded, the bomber was killed, and his accomplice was injured and fled to be caught an hour later. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200703120002

When:
2007-03-12

Country:
Morocco

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Greater Casablanca (Region)

City:
Casablanca

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Uknown
Specific Description Casablanca Cyber Café
Nationality of Target Morocco
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Suicide attack in Casablanca kills bomber, wounds three”, Agence France Presse, March 12, 2007
John Thorne, “Police arrest 13, find bomb equipment after apparently bungled suicide bombing” Associated Press, March 14, 2007
“Moroccan bomber, accomplice identified“, BBC, March 12, 2007