Spain arrests two suspected of distributing Islamic State propaganda

One of four people suspected of creating and operating several Internet platforms spreading propaganda, particularly for the Islamic State group in a bid to recruit young women to join Islamic State militans is arrested in Melilla, the Spanish enclave neighbouring Morocco, on February 24, 2015.

MADRID - Spanish police arrested two people on Tuesday in the northeastern city of Barcelona on suspicion of distributing Islamic State propaganda, the interior ministry said.

The two suspects used several online profiles to disburse their own material and official content from the militant group, the ministry said in a statement, giving no further details.

Spain has arrested more than 40 people for suspected militant-related activity this year and is working to prevent radicalised young Muslims joining armed groups in Syria or Iraq or attacking targets at home.