2 Asian sus­pects freed af­ter mis­taken ar­rest

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwaiti me­dia is re­port­ing two Ira­ni­ans mis­tak­enly ar­rested af­ter tak­ing “sus­pi­cious” pho­to­graphs of Shi­ite con­gre­ga­tion halls have been freed. The re­ports yes­ter­day said the two had valid visas to live in Kuwait and de­scribed their ar­rests as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure. Their ar­rests last week came ahead of the Shi­ite com­mem­o­ra­tion of Ashoura, which marks the death of Hus­sein, the grand­son of the Prophet Muham­mad (PBUH), at the Bat­tle of Kar­bala in present-day Iraq in the 7th cen­tury. Tiny, largely peace­ful Kuwait has in­creased se­cu­rity re­cently, wor­ried about mil­i­tant at­tacks. An Is­lamic State-claimed sui­cide bomb­ing in 2015 in Kuwait City killed 27 peo­ple and wounded scores. On Satur­day, an Egyp­tian who al­legedly pledged sup­port to the Is­lamic State group rammed a garbage truck into a ve­hi­cle car­ry­ing US sol­diers, in­jur­ing only him­self.

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