Two Moroccan nationals linked to the IS group have been arrested in Misrata, the General Investigations Department has announced.

The GID said it had arrested Abdul-Gani  Batir and Mohammed Batir following an intelligence-led operation that lasted for several days.

The 2 Moroccans admitted to have links to ISIS, the GID says.

On Wednesday, IS militants attacked Abu Grein checkpoint in east Misrata killing 3 guards.