Kuwait busts IS cells plotting attacks
KUWAITI security authorities have broken up three Islamic State cells plotting “terror” attacks in the oilrich Gulf state.
Five Kuwaiti nationals were arrested, including a policeman and a woman, who all confessed to plotting attacks against a Shiite mosque and an interior ministry target.
All members of the three cells also confessed to being members of the Islamic State jihadist group.
Kuwaiti police are still looking for a Gulf man and an Asian who assisted one of the cells, the ministry said.
The action against the Islamist cells comes a year after an IS-linked Saudi suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shiite mosque, killing 26 worshippers in the worst attack in Kuwait. –