Spain arrests two on militant recruitment suspicion

Police in Barcelona arrested two people on Tuesday on suspicion of recruiting Muslims to fight for militant groups, news agency EFE reported. The report said they were not connected to 11 other Islamist militants who a Spanish court charged on Thursday with offences related to suicide bomb plots in the Spanish city and Germany. The identity or nationality of those arrested in the Raval district of the city was not known, EFE said. The operation was continuing, it said. Officials at the Interior Ministry were not immediately available for comment. Ben Harding and Elizabeth Piper report.