Spain arrests two on suspicion of Islamist militant activity

November 19, 2016 5:17 AM EST

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MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police arrested two Moroccan citizens on Saturday in Madrid and Barcelona on suspicion of recruiting young people as Islamist militants via the internet, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Since Spain raised its national security threat alert in 2015 in response to Islamist attacks in Paris, police have arrested 163 people suspected of militant activity.

(Reporting by Julien Toyer; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)



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