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Kuwait Detains 5 Islamic State Suspects, Foils Attack

A 52-year-old mother and her son were also were arrested aiding the terror group ISIS
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Kuwaiti security authorities have broken up three Islamic State cells plotting “terror” attacks in the oil-rich Gulf state. Police have arrested five Islamic State suspects, including an 18-year-old Kuwaiti man planning to attack a Shiite mosque in the final days of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

“Kuwait security agencies have carried out three pre-emptive operations in Kuwait and abroad that led to derailing a number of Islamic State (IS) plots targeting Kuwait and arresting several IS members,” said an interior ministry statement

The 18 year-old reportedly confessed to have been plotting a suicide attack against a Shia mosque and an interior ministry installation by the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan on Tuesday.

A 52-year-old mother and her son were also were arrested aiding the terror group ISIS.

Additionally, two Kuwaitis, one of them a policeman, were arrested along with two Klashnikov rifles and ammunition.

Last year, the country suffered its deadliest terror attack in decades when a Saudi suicide bomber blew himself up inside a packed Shi’ite mosque, killing 27 people.

 

 

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