TWO men have been arrested in Madrid by the National Police suspected of encouraging jihadist terrorism.
The Ministry of the Interior reported on Wednesday (December 28) that raids and searches of five properties in the area known as La Cabaña, in the Spanish capital city’s Moratalaz district, had resulted in discovery of ammunition for Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifles, however police sources reported the weapons themselves had yet to be found.
Operation Serkan, carried out under the orders of the High Court, led to the arrest of two men of Spanish nationality but with Moroccan and Gambian roots, who are believed to have been radicalised at a Koran school in the city.
Sources close to the investigations said there was suspicion that the group had been planning a terrorist attack.
The police and security forces in Spain have altogether arrested 175 alleged jihadists since the government raised the antiterrorism alert level to four in 2015.