A 44-year-old local woman was arrested on charges that she helped operate and direct a network that provided funding to a known terrorist group.

Hinda Osman Dhirane, 44, was arrested Wednesday at her home in Kent on suspicion of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, the U.S. Justice Department said.

She is one of five woman worldwide charged recently with filtering money to terrorist group al-Shabaab, a known facet of al-Qa’ida. Three of the five were arrested today, and two others are wanted in Africa.

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