- Title: Five arrested in Europe on suspicion of forming Islamic State cell
- Date: 28th September 2016
- Summary: MELILLA, SPAIN (SEPTEMBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF HOUSE WHERE ARREST TOOK PLACE/POLICE ARRESTED PERSON (HOODED) BEING TAKEN FROM HOUSE BY MEMBERS ON POLICE AND LEAD TO CAR POLICE CAR BEING CLOSED MEMBERS OF POLICE TAKING CONFISCATED MATERIAL FROM HOUSE AND PLACING THEM INTO CAR'S TRUNK TRUNK BEING CLOSED CAR TRANSPORTING ARRESTED PERSON ARRIVING AT POLICE STATION/ARRESTED PERSON BEING TAKEN FROM CAR AND INTO POLICE STATION EXTERIOR OF POLICE STATION
- Embargoed: 13th October 2016 09:47
- Keywords: Jihadists Arrests DAESH ISIS Spain Police Islamic State
- Location: MELILLA AND BARCELONA, SPAIN
- City: MELILLA AND BARCELONA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,International/National Security
- Reuters ID: LVA00151HC7YF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Police have arrested five people suspected of forming an Islamic State cell and promoting Islamist militancy in Spain, Belgium and Germany, the Spanish Interior Ministry said on Wednesday (September 28).
Three of them were detained in Spain, two of them in Barcelona and one in Spain's North African enclave of Melilla, one in Brussels and another in Wuppertal, Germany, it said.
The group used social media, specifically a Facebook page "Islam en Espanol" (Islam in Spanish), to glorify the Islamic State and spread the message of the militant group that operates out of Syria and Iraq, the ministry said.
They are accused of commissioning attacks, radicalisation, promoting Islamist militancy and acting as go-betweens for Islamic State recruitment in Europe, the ministry said.
Spain has arrested 34 people with suspected connections to Islamist militancy this year.
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