Spanish police arrest couple with links to ISIS, son put in care

Spain has arrested 18 people so far this year on charges of being linked to Islamist militants (File Photo: Reuters)

A Moroccan man and a Spanish woman with links to ISIS were arrested in the southern Spanish port of Algeciras on Saturday as they were trying to leave for Morocco with their young son, the interior ministry said.

The couple were part of a group that supported and recruited ISIS fighters, including individuals that had carried out suicide bomb attacks in Syria, a ministry statement said.

The man’s brother had recently died in a suicide bomb attack and that was why the couple were travelling to Morocco in a hurry, the ministry said without giving further details.

Their son has been put in care, it said.

Authorities are searching the couple’s house in Granada and the investigation remains open.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46