Spain arrests three accused of connections to Islamist militants

Spanish police have arrested three people accused of connections with Islamist militants, the Interior Ministry said on Friday, two in Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta and a third in the northern town of Figueras. The two detained had been through a long radicalisation process and formed part of a group which was thought to be at an advanced stage of preparation for potential attacks, it said.Separately, the ministry said later on Friday that police had detained a Moroccan man with Dutch papers accused of belonging to Islamic State and who may have returned to Spain from a conflict zone within the last couple of days.Media agencies

 

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