Dutch jihadist arrested in Salou

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SALOU – An alleged jihadist from the Netherlands was on Monday arrested in the Spanish coastal city of Tarragona, near Salou.

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The 29-year-old Khalid M., that the Dutch identity is wearing, is arrested on suspicion of terrorist activities. He was along a highway is held to a petrol station near Salou.

Spanish security services warned previously for the 29-year-old Khalid M., who this weekend in the centre of the tourist Salou had to identify. Then went the alarm bells and the police in the region in an internal message informed extra alert.

Also the national police and military police of Spain were informed of the presence of M. The Spanish Antena3 reports Monday morning that M. has been arrested by the Mossos d ‘ Esquadra, a special police unit.

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M. is known to have ties with jihadist recruitment and indoctrinatienetwerken, reports Catalan newspaper ARA. According to the internal politiebericht has M. “a Dutch identity card”. He would drive around in a gezinsvoertuig and “unpredictable behavior” exhibit.

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Criminal record

According to the Spanish authorities, Khalid M. a criminal past and the police in the region of Catalonia raised the alarm by his conduct. So stained, he a hotel room in Vilaseca, west of Tarragona, with jihadist images. He was also supposed to for the police station of the nearby city of Salou have to shout.

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