Get the latest updates as we post them — right on your browser

. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gunmen Kill 2 in Rabat

RABAT () -- Masked gunmen shot dead two Spanish tourists and wounded a third in a luxury Moroccan hotel Wednesday, when they sprayed the lobby with automatic weapons fire, officials said.

The two gunmen tried unsuccessfully to overpower the cashier of the five-star Atlas-Asni Hotel in the southern city of Marrakech before commandeering a nearby parked car and taking its woman owner hostage, the officials added. They later released the woman.