Kuwait busts IS cells plot­ting at­tacks

The Myanmar Times - - World -

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. –

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