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Spain arrests 9 suspects, probes ties to Brussels attacks

Police in northeastern Spain arrest nine suspected members of a jihadi group in raids that might help resolve recent deadly attacks in Belgium and France.

Police say one Spaniard and eight Moroccans living in Catalonia are arrested. The suspects are between 30 and 40 years old.

An arrivals and departure board is seen behind blown out windows at Zaventem Airport in Brussels, March 23, 2016. (AP/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool)
An arrivals and departure board is seen behind blown out windows at Zaventem Airport in Brussels, March 23, 2016. (AP/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool)

A regional police spokeswoman says at least four of the detained are suspected of being linked to people arrested following the 2016 Brussels airport and subway attacks that killed 32 people and wounded 300 others.

Regional police spokesman Josep Lluis Trapero tells TV3 regional television that four of the detained were clearly members the Islamic State group.

— with AP

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