Jihadi Arrests in EU Almost Double, With Women and Children More Active in Plots

(Newsweek) Arrests of radical Islamist suspects in the European Union rose for the third year in a row, almost doubling in two years, with women and children more involved in plots, according to a new report released by Europol.

Europe’s law enforcement agency said that police across the EU arrested 718 jihadi suspects in 2016, up from 687 in 2015 and 395 in 2014.

The number of jihadi attacks in the EU last year dropped to 13, from 17 in 2015. Six of the 13 attacks had links to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). The attacks killed 142 people and injured 379 others.

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