POLICE have busted a terror cell recruiting women for Islamic State in raids across Spain and Morocco.

Seven suspected members were arrested during dawn raids in Barcelona, Ceuta, Melilla and Morocco, including four women – one of whom is a minor – and three men.

The cell was in contact with Moroccan commanders who are fighting with IS.

The women – brought from Spain to north Africa and indoctrinated with jihadist theories – were to be used as suicide bombers or married off to jihadi fighters.

European authorities have reported a sharp increase in the number of women from Europe joining the IS in the past year.

Accounts from IS-controlled areas in Syria describe large numbers of foreign women performing domestic tasks as cooks, cleaners and in child care.