Three Muslims arrested in Spain over ‘Charlie Hebdo-style terror plot’

The trio, who are thought to have strong links to Islamic State, were being held last night in Madrid.

The ongoing operation was coordinated by a court in the Spanish capital and state prosecutors from Spain’s Central Criminal Court.

Interior Ministry officials said in a statement released early today, where it referred to Islamic State by its acronym DAESH: “Police in Madrid have arrested three people of Moroccan origin, living in Spain, accused of forming part of a group linked to the terrorist organisation DAESH.