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The Dutch and German foreign ministries confirmed their citizens were among the dead. The two dead tourists were both women.

Morocco is a popular tourist destination among Europeans, especially its coastal resorts on the Atlantic.

Earlier Monday, a bus speeding on mountainous roads along the Mediterranean crashed outside the city of Nador, killing 10 people and injuring 33 others. The dead included three women and a young girl.

According to the U.S. State Department website, traffic accidents are a “significant hazard” in Morocco.

ISRAEL

Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza after attack

JERUSALEM — The Israeli air force said it struck two militant sites in the Gaza Strip in response to the latest rocket fire at southern Israel.

The military said the targets were hit early Tuesday. No casualties were reported in the operation or in the rocket fire from Gaza on Monday.

The military said Israel “will not tolerate any attempt by terrorist groups to target Israeli civilians and soldiers.”

Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip has been largely quiet since a major Israeli offensive 3 1/2 years ago, but there have been sporadic flare-ups of violence since then.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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