Arrested Islamist terror cell planned to bomb Barcelona Jewish bookstore

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — Seven suspected members of an Islamist terror cell were arrested for plotting to bomb a Jewish bookstore in Barcelona.

The cell also was plotting attacks on local synagogues, as well as other public buildings in the Catalonia region, according to reports.

Eleven people were arrested in total in northeastern Catalonia on April 8, and seven are under formal investigation, Reuters reported. They called themselves Islamic Brotherhood for Jihad Predication.

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The terror cell is similar to the Islamic State movement.