Spain's National Police and Morocco's domestic intelligence service (DGST) have arrested five Moroccans and one Spaniard on terrorism charges, the Spanish Home Office said in a statement on Wednesday morning.

Five individuals were arrested in Morocco and one in the Spanish North African city of Melilla.

One of the men holds Spanish nationality, four are Moroccan and the sixth is a Moroccan resident in Spain.

The cell's leader was resident in Melilla and "taking advantage of his job as a teaching assistant in a youth re-education centre to recruit and radicalise especially vulnerabl...