Spansk politi har arrestert seks menn og to kvinner mistenkt for forbindelse til Den islamske staten, IS. Innenriksdepartementet sa de åtte fungerte som propagandakanal for IS.

Spain has arrested eight suspected Islamist militants with ties to the Islamic State group, the Interior Ministry announced in a statement Friday.

The six men and two women are accused of being part of a network planning terrorist attacks in Spain and recruiting fighters to send to Syria and Iraq.

The ministry statement said the arrests were made in the northeastern provinces of Barcelona and Girona, as well as the central provinces of Ávila and Ciudad Real.

All eight of the people detained are Spanish nationals. Five of them are of Moroccan origin.