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Albanian teacher arrested for pro-IS propaganda

Albanian police say they have arrested a female teacher for making statements supportive of the Islamic State extremist group.

The teacher, whose name was not given, is being questioned at the anti-terror offices in the capital, Tirana, according to a spokesman who declined to be identified as the investigation is ongoing.

A private television station, TVKlan, broadcast the previous footage of the woman telling her young students at a Muslim school in Shkodra, 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of Tirana, that IS "are good people but the state wants to fight them."

About two-thirds of Albania's 3 million people are Muslims. Mainstream religious leaders have urged believers not to join rebel groups in Syria and Iraq but scores of Albanians are believed to have done so.