Kuwaiti security agencies foil Daesh plots, arrest would-be perpetrators

KUWAIT, 4th July, 2016 (WAM) -- Kuwaiti security agencies have carried out three pre-emptive operations in Kuwait and abroad that led to derailing a number of Daesh plots targeting Kuwait and arresting several Daesh members, the official KUNA news agency has reported.

In the first operation, the security agencies arrested a Daesh member who was planning to carry out several terrorist bombing operations against a Jaafari mosque in Hawali Governorate and a Ministry of Interior facility.

After his arrest, the suspect provided detailed information to the security agencies about his plots. He admitted that he has sworn allegiance to Daesh group and has received instructions from a Daesh leading figure abroad and planned to execute the scheme at the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan or during the first days of Eid Al-Fitr.

The accused noted that he was ordered to come in person or send a young recruit, unknown to security people, to receive the explosive belt, others explosives or to purchase a rifle or machine gun to use in the terrorist operations in Kuwait.

In the second operation, carried out abroad, the security agencies managed to arrest and bring back home a terrorist and his mother.

In the third operation, the security agencies busted a four-member Daesh cell in Kuwait.

The statement noted that three of the cell members were arrested, two nationals, and an unnamed citizen of an Asian country. It added that the fourth member, a Gulf national, is still at large.

The Ministry said that the arrested terrorists in the three operations were referred to the relevant authorities.


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