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Two arrested in Spain over suspected links to IS

Spanish police have arrested two people on suspicion of terrorism offences linked to Islamic State.

An Interior Ministry statement said the pair were arrested on Friday in Spain's North African enclave city of Ceuta.

They are alleged to have undergone a long process of radicalisation and formed part of a group that was preparing to carry out terrorist activities.

The statement said police were searching six houses and premises in the city, which is bordered by Morocco on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other.

There were no immediate details on the identity of the detainees.

The ministry said Spanish police have arrested 180 suspected jihadi activists over the past two years, many of them in Ceuta.

Spain has been one step below maximum security alert since attacks in Europe and elsewhere in 2015.

AP

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