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Spanish authorities uncover cache of arms in North Africa -- possible link to ISIS

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 14:  Police officers break into the flat where Laura de la Rosa and her fmaily have been squatting on November 14, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Laura de la Rosa, 30, and her four children are being evicted today after one year illegially occupying, or 'squatting', in a property owned by the Spanish bank, Bankia. Laura supports her family with 530 Euros per month, given as 'Social Wage' aid. This is their second home they have squatted in. According to a recent survey conducted by the Spanish Bank, the rate of evictions between the period of January and June in 2014 increased by 17%.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 14: Police officers break into the flat where Laura de la Rosa and her fmaily have been squatting on November 14, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Laura de la Rosa, 30, and her four children are being evicted today after one year illegially occupying, or 'squatting', in a property owned by the Spanish bank, Bankia. Laura supports her family with 530 Euros per month, given as 'Social Wage' aid. This is their second home they have squatted in. According to a recent survey conducted by the Spanish Bank, the rate of evictions between the period of January and June in 2014 increased by 17%. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images)

Spanish police say they are investigating an arms cache found in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta that might have links with the Islamic State group.

Police said among the items discovered in perfect condition were two submachine guns, three pistols, an air gun that had been "modified for use with live ammunition," assorted ammunition, knives and an IS flag.

The statement on Saturday said the weapons were found Thursday in a field near Mirador de Benzu at the eastern tip of Ceuta. Investigators were examining the items for evidence that might point to the identity of those who hid them.

Spanish police have in recent months arrested several suspected members of jihadi cells who sought to recruit IS fighters from Spain's enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

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