MoI: Re­ports about storm­ing Sharq mosque ground­less

Mea­sures to ar­rest fugi­tives cover the whole coun­try

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KUWAIT: The Min­istry of In­te­rior has dis­missed as “to­tally untrue” re­ports cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia about a spe­cial forces’ raid on a mosque in Sharq dis­trict of Kuwait City and the de­ten­tion of one per­son. Nei­ther the mosque was stormed, nor a per­son was de­tained, the min­istry’s Pub­lic Re­la­tions and Se­cu­rity Me­dia Depart­ment stressed in a press state­ment Fri­day. It clar­i­fied that a se­cu­rity team had vis­ited the mosque af­ter co­or­di­na­tion with the of­fi­cial in charge there to ex­am­ine pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures ap­plied to guar­an­tee the safety of wor­ship­pers.

Both the pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures and se­cu­rity vis­its are part of a plan to main­tain the se­cu­rity of all state fa­cil­i­ties and wor­ship­ping places across the coun­try, it added. The state­ment said that the min­istry’s Un­der­sec­re­tary Gen Mah­moud AlDosari had paid sim­i­lar reg­u­lar in­spec­tion vis­its to sim­i­lar places. The min­istry urged peo­ple to give no heed to th­ese fab­ri­cated news and ru­mors which are meant to stir up a dis­tur­bance. It added that the min­istry is ready to re­spond to any queries over the mat­ter in a trans­par­ent man­ner.

The In­te­rior Min­istry had an­nounced on Thurs­day that pre-emp­tive se­cu­rity mea­sures, in­clud­ing de­ploy­ment of po­lice pa­trols and sev­eral check­points, have been taken to bring to jus­tice fugi­tives and crim­i­nals who are wanted for jus­tice in re­la­tions to crim­i­nal, civil­ian, etc cases.

In a press state­ment, the min­istry said the adopted se­cu­rity mea­sures cover the state’s six gov­er­norates and do not fo­cus on a cer­tain area. It added that the min­istry would forge ahead with shoul­der­ing its re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and car­ry­ing out its du­ties in ac­cor­dance to a com­pre­hen­sive se­cu­rity plan to which all the min­istry de­part­ments are con­tribut­ing.

The min­istry urged cit­i­zenry and res­i­dents to co­op­er­ate with se­cu­rity peo­ple and carry with their IDs and per­sonal doc­u­ments. It stressed that the mea­sures aim to main­tain the coun­try’s se­cu­rity and peo­ple’s safety. It called on all peo­ple to re­frain from cir­cu­lat­ing in­ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion, adding that it is ready to re­spond to any query. —KUNA

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