Spain arrests 6 in raid on purported Islamic cell

October 24, 2007 10:19

Spanish police have arrested six people suspected of recruiting Islamic fighters for Iraq and engaging in other terrorism-related activities, authorities said Wednesday. The suspects were arrested in the northern Spanish city of Burgos, the Interior Ministry said without specifying the day of the arrests. The group is also alleged to have raised money for jailed terrorists, and distributed audiovisual material that praised jihad, or holy war. The cell carried out much of this activity, and recruiting of possible Islamic fighters, through Internet chat rooms, the ministry said in a statement. It said this was the first such a cell in Spain had sought to promote jihad relying mainly on the Internet.

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