Egyptian arrested in Spain over membership to terror group

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A 43-year-old Egyptian has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of belonging to an international terror organization.

Spain’s civil guard says the man was arrested Saturday in the central town of El Espinar near the city of Segovia.

The authority said an extradition order will be begun to return him to Egypt, where authorities are also seeking to arrest him.

The civil guard said the suspect had been caught by German authorities during raids to break up a terror cell in Hamburg in 2002, only to later be released.

Both German and Egyptian authorities gave their Spanish counterparts information leading to his recapture.