Four people, three in the autonomous Spanish city of Ceuta and one other in the Moroccan city of Nador, were arrested on Tuesday in a joint Spanish-Moroccan operation against jihadist terrorism.

The Spanish interior ministry said that these arrests have led to the neutralization of a jihadist cell.

The four jihadists were responsible for sending fighters to the ranks of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, and recruiting people ready to launch attacks in Spain and Morocco.

This operation was conducted jointly by the Spanish and Moroccan police.