Spanish police arrest 2 Moroccans for suspected IS links

Spanish police arrested two Moroccans for suspected links to the Islamic State group, including one who was allegedly studying intensely on the internet to carry out attacks against civilians, the Interior Ministry says.

A ministry statement says a Moroccan arrested in the central town of Aranjuez spent many hours viewing and spreading IS-related video material and displayed a fanaticism that fit the profile of a dangerous “lone actor” recruited to carry out attacks.

The ministry says much of the material he received and sent concerned Osama bin Laden and four extremists who blew themselves up in Spain in 2004 following the Madrid train attacks.

It later says police arrested another Moroccan who had traveled to Turkey recently to join IS in Syria but was sent back by Turkish authorities.

— AP

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