Spain helps smash ISIS cell plotting attacks at tourist hotspots

SPAIN and Morocco have together seized 14 terror suspects from an Islamic State (ISIS) cell plotting to carry out attacks in the north African holiday hotspot.

Those arrested are also suspected of involvement in a network who capture and recruit foreign fighters to join the ranks of the blood-thirsty terrorist organisation in Syria and Iraq.

The cell was headquartered in the suburbs of Madrid, with Spanish officials revealing at least one arrest took place in the central town of San Martin de la Vega, just southeast of the capital.

Morocco’s Interior Minister said that 13 people were arrested in raids in five cities across the north African country, including Nador and Hoceima on the Mediterranean coast close to the Spanish enclave of Melilla, as well as Fez and Casablanca.