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Spain's Civil Guard says that two of the nine pro-independence Catalan activists arrested on Monday accused of terrorism and rebellion have admitted during questioning that they had "bought [materials] and carried out tests for making" explosives.

The claim was published this Wednesday evening by Cadena SER and news agency EFE, both citing sources within the investigation, which in theory is being conducted under seal. The seven arrested on Monday who are still in custody will appear in court for the first time in Madrid tomorrow.

Another of those arrested has presented a habeas corpus appeal, under which they have to appear immediately before a judge for a decision to be taken on whether their detention is legal or not.

According to the reports, the two prisoners have admitted to participating in the acquisition of various substances to be used in making explosives, after being shown visual evidence by police. Reportedly, some of them appear in videos recorded by the Civil Guard testing explosives in an abandoned quarry. They are also said to have said they had made a "commitment" to carrying out some kind of action to "make noise" on the anniversary of the 2017 referendum.