Spain arrests two accused of connections to Islamic militants

Spain arrests two accused of connections to Islamic militants
Spanish civil guards are pictured during an operation in which they arrested two people accused of connections with Islamic militants, in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta, January 13, 2017.
PHOTO: Reuters

MADRID - Spanish police have arrested two people in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta accused of connections with Islamic militants, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.

Spanish civil guards are seen during an operation in which they arrested two people accused of connections with Islamic militants, in Spain's North African enclave of CeutaPhoto: Reuters

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.

Police were searching six locations in relation to the arrests, the ministry said.

Spanish civil guards are pictured during an operation in which they arrested two people accused of connections with Islamic militants, in Spain's North African enclave of CeutaPhoto: Reuters

Spanish police have arrested 180 people accused of connections to Islamic militants since raising the country-wide security alert to one below the highest level in 2015.

A Spanish civil guard helicopter flies near a mosque during an operation in which they arrested two people accused of connections with Islamic militants, in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta.Photo: Reuters

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