Two citizens arrested with weapons, explosives

IS-linked suspect arrested in raid on Andalus house

KUWAIT: A large cache of weapons and explosives are seen after a raid on an Andalus house yesterday

KUWAIT: Security forces raided a house in Andalus yesterday, where a citizen was arrested with a large cache of weapons, grenades and explosives. The man, suspected to be affiliated with the so-called Islamic State group, was identified by his initials N. H. He works for the army’s explosives department at the ministry of defense.

The weapons and explosives were stashed in hard-to-find concrete recesses in the house. Police also found bomb-making guides, directions to prepare car bombs, highly-inflammable chemicals, gas cylinders and a satellite phone, along with images of executions carried out by the terrorist group.

Case papers indicate that investigations by weapons detectives confirmed that the suspect was storing weapons in the house. The place was then raided, which resembled an “explosives and weapons factory”, according to security sources. Further investigations are in progress.

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