Two men have been arrested in Dublin by gardaí investigating international terrorism.

Gardaí say the arrests are part of a coordinated international investigation into people suspected of offering logistical support to Islamic terrorism.

The two men, an Algerian in his 30s and a Moroccan in his 40s, were arrested in Swords and Stepaside in Co Dublin today.

The men have been living in Ireland for some time.

Searches were also carried out in the South Circular Road in Dublin and in Trim in Co Meath.

Laptops and documentation were seized as potential evidence in relation to breaches of the Terrorist Offences Act.

Gardaí from the counter-terrorism unit are investigating financial transactions through various accounts which they suspect may have been used to fund terrorist activity abroad.

They are working closely with other European police and intelligence services and it is believed some of the information which led to the arrests came from abroad.

The two men are being questioned at Blackrock Garda Station, where they can be held for up to 24 hours.