Jihadist wanted to kill bathers on the beach in Spain
The Spanish police have managed to arrest a suspected jihadist. The man is said to have planned several attacks. He also targeted bathers in the Valencia region.
The Spanish police have managed to arrest a suspected jihadist.
The Spanish police have arrested a suspected jihadist terrorist who, according to media reports, is said to have planned an attack on beach guests, among other things. The radio station “Cadena Ser” and other Spanish media reported on Saturday, citing the security authorities, that the man had planned, among other attacks, an attack on bathers on the beach in Benidorm in the Valencia region.
He wanted to use machine guns. “The suspect was in the advanced process of jihadist radicalization and has a very violent and aggressive profile,” said the national police’s statement on Friday evening’s arrest.
Arrested in Girona
The Spanish citizen of Moroccan origin was arrested on Wednesday in Girona, Catalonia. The media reports also said that the 28-year-old had been taken into custody by order of the competent judge at the National State Court in Madrid without the right to be released on bail.
Police said the detainee had been active on the deep web to express active support for the Islamic State terrorist militia, obtain manuals for self-training in the use of weapons and explosives, and purchase weapons. The Spanish police emphasized the cooperation with the US security authorities. (SDA)