Spain: 19-year-old woman arrested and accused of recruiting for Islamic State group

Spanish police say a 19-year-old woman has been arrested after an investigation found evidence she was recruiting combatants to fight for the Islamic State group and helping them plan their travel to Syria or Iraq.

An Interior Ministry statement Monday says the woman was arrested in the northeastern city of Figueres near Spain's border with France. She was not identified and the statement did not say when she was arrested.

The statement says authorities started investigating the woman after combing through material seized from Ayoub Moutchou, a suspected Moroccan recruiter for the Islamic State.

Authorities say Moutchou fled Spain in July and was arrested in August in Stuttgart, Germany. Germany handed him over to Spanish authorities last week.