Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Police arrest four suspected jihadist recruiters in Madrid

Share this article

Police arrest four suspected jihadist recruiters in Madrid
Photo: AFP
11:05 CEST+02:00
Police arrested four people in the Madrid area suspected of spreading pro-jihad propaganda on the internet and recruiting followers, according to a statement released by Spain’s Interior Ministry

Civil Guard officers arrested two Moroccans in the town of Pinto and one Moroccan and a Spaniard in the town of Ciempozuelos, south of the Spanish capital.

The statement said that the four formed part of an organized group responsible for spreading extremist material on the Internet.

READ MORE: Who are Spain's jihadists?

It said the group made contact with hundreds of people through social media, chat rooms and via messaging apps and then selected some to be radicalized and indoctrinated.

The men will be taken before an investigating magistrate.

It is the latest in a series of arrests of suspected jihadists in Spain including an Isis recruiter held in Mallorca earlier this month who is thought to have been planning an attacks in Spain.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?