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Two arrested in anti-terrorism operation in Barcelona

Police says jihadist group plotted a terror attack with explosives

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14 July 2020 12:49 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Catalan police have arrested two alleged members of a terrorist cell that plotted an attack with explosives in Barcelona.

The anti-terrorist raids started on Tuesday morning in the Barceloneta neighborhood, next to the beach, under the supervision of Spain's National Court.

The two people detained, aged 41 and 43, are accused of belonging to a terrorist organization, making preparations for a terrorist attack, and self-indoctrination, among other crimes.

The raids are part of the 'Alexandria' police operation, which led to 19 arrests in Barcelona and the town of Igualada in 2019. Four suspects remain in pre-trial detention.

The terrorist cell has supposedly been dismantled following Tuesday's arrests by the Catalan police, known as the Mossos d'Esquadra.

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  • One of the two men arrested in an anti-terrorist operation in the Barceloneta neighborhood (by Blanca Blay)

  • One of the two men arrested in an anti-terrorist operation in the Barceloneta neighborhood (by Blanca Blay)

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