Breaking News from Morocco – Tourist stabbings

This is a weird story emerging from the Moroccan blog: THE VIEW FROM FEZ, which is following the apparent stabbings of three tourists at the famous Nejjarine Square in Fez. This doesn’t appear to be reported anywhere else, but here’s what blogger Samir had to say:

“At this stage information is sketchy, but it appears that at least one of the victims is seriously injured. Speculation and rumour are swirling around the area with conjecture over the offender, some describing him as a religious fanatic, others as mentally disturbed. Whatever the case it is a bad day for the victims, and for Fez tourism.”

Also check out this post, which features an interesting debate on the safety of traveling in Morocco. As far as I can remember, this is the first I’ve ever heard of any violence against tourists there.  Could this have been a “Babel”esque situation?