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French consul commits suicide in Morocco

Consul asked to be dismissed before death, according to Le360 news website

Ahmed al-Taher   | 19.11.2020
French consul commits suicide in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco

A Moroccan official in Tangier said Thursday “the French consul general in Tangiers committed suicide," without disclosing details.

Media reports said the diplomat, “committed suicide with a rope inside his house in the early hours of Thursday morning."

"The French Consul General had asked to be dismissed of his duties after he was appointed to his diplomatic post in mid-September," according to the Le360 news website.

The compound of the French Consulate in Tangier was under a security alert Thursday as Moroccan authorities opened an investigation, according to media reports.

There has been no official statement by Moroccan or French authorities.

*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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