Marrakesh bomb victim named

1st May 2011
Marrakesh bomb victim named

The British man who was killed in the Marrakesh bomb on Thursday was named as Peter Moss.

The 59-year-old father of two from London was among 16 people killed when a remote controlled device was detonated in the Argana café in the popular Jamaa el-Fnaa square at midday.

Mr Moss, who was a novelist and travel writer, was previously described by the Jewish Chronicle as: “one of the country’s finest travel writers, with an unmatched eye for detail”.

The Moroccan authorities have believe that Al Qaeda were responsible due to the method used. According to reports a video was released before the attack by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb claiming responsibility.

Among the confirmed fatalities are French, Moroccan, Dutch and Israeli nationalities. An additional 23 people were wounded in the explosion.


The latest attack is expected to have a negative impact on Morocco’s tourism industry, which is Morocco’s biggest source of foreign currency and the second biggest employer.

Salaheddine Mezouar, the finance minister, commented: “We are going to work very hard so that this does not have an impact on tourism in Marrakesh,” he added “to go to a country as a tourist and return dead is a terrible thing.”


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