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Kuwait ‘still facing a real threat,’ Al-Ghanim warns – Parliament praises Interior; weapons, explosives seized

headline1KUWAIT: Deputy National Assembly Speaker Mubarak Al-Khurainij lauded the Ministry of Interior’s efforts in arresting terror suspects who possessed a huge arsenal of weapons, explosives and ammunitions. In a press statement yesterday, Al-Khurainij urged authorities to prosecute these terror suspects as soon as possible – and to find out who was behind this pre-planned operation that aimed at jeopardizing the security of the country.

He called on all Kuwaitis to be united to face this imminent danger that lives within the fabric of the society. On Thursday, three members of a terror cell were arrested and a huge arsenal of weapons, ammunition and explosives were seized by security forces. Security forces found 56 RPG shells and an amount of ammunition on a farm in Al-Abdeli, owned by one of the terror suspects identified as H.A – a Kuwaiti born in 1968.

Three firearms and huge amount of ammunition were also found at the house of a second suspect, A.H – born in 1981. Three bags of weapons, ammunition and various explosive materials were seized from the house of the third suspect – born in 1980.

According to the Ministry of Interior, the three suspects confessed that they had joined a terrorist organization and led the security forces to where the weapons and the explosives were hidden. On the farm and in the three houses, security forces seized 19 kg of ammunition, 144 kg of TNT, PE4 and other explosive materials, three RPGs, 204 grenades and electric detonators. The suspects have been referred to the concerned authorities for more interrogation.

Meanwhile, the National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Thursday extolled the successful operation and lauded the security forces’ efforts to maintain the security and stability of Kuwait. He, however, warned that the discovery of the new cell with such a tremendous weapons and ammunition arsenal shows that Kuwait still facing a real threat from the terrorist groups. This the third terror cell busted by the security agencies since the deadly attack on Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque on June 26, which left 26 people dead and 227 others wounded.

On July 30, The Ministry of Interior announced uncovering a terrorist cell of five Kuwaitis, in the second major success by security authorities in confronting terrorism. The Ministry, in a statement, said the apprehended terrorists confessed during interrogations to receiving educational courses about deviating doctrine of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and undergoing military training before they had gotten involved in fighting in Syria and Iraq.

The Ministry vowed that it would spare no effort in clamping down, firmly, on any person who may try to undermine the homeland’s security. Pre-emptive precautions will be in force against any terrorist acts and terrorists will be brought to justice. The detainees were referred to the general prosecution, under the state felony case, number 47/2015.- Agencies

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