Heavily-armed police in the centre of Malaga this Friday afternoon, 22 October. / SALVADOR SALAS

Heavily-armed crack police team arrest two in counter-terrorism raid in Malaga city centre

Members of the Guardia Civil's elite Rapid Action Group are at the scene this Friday afternoon, 22 October

FERNANDO TORRES / JUAN CANO

A large-scale police operation took place this Friday afternoon, 22 October, in Malaga city centre.

The Guardia Civil deployed heavily-armed members of its elite Rapid Action Group in the La Victoria and Lagunillas areas.

Local residents told SUR the police arrived in droves but in silence, without sirens blaring, and quickly took up positions at the main routes into and out of the districts.

Uniformed officers and others in plainclothes, with their faces covered, took part in the operation.

Sources told SUR that several searches were carried out and two people were detained in an operation against alleged jihadist terrorism.

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