7 Jihadists allegedly planning a terrorist attack against a Jewish bookstore in Barcelona

Seven persons suspected of being jihadists were arrested in a case involving the possible attack on a Jewish bookstore in Barcelona.

Authorities seized a grenade, knives, shotguns, ammunition and chemicals that could be used for bomb-making during searches that followed 11 arrests Wednesday in the northeastern Catalonia region.

The suspects, mostly from the city of Terrassa about a 30-minute drive from Barcelona, had formed a group they called “Islamic Brotherhood for Jihad Predication” that was linked ideologically to the Islamic State group.

Catalonia regional police had been monitoring members of the alleged group for more than a year.