Kuwait thwarts terrorist plan to target Shiite places of worship

Three Arab defendants were referred to the Public Prosecution for legal action.

Kuwait thwarted a terrorist cell’s plan to target places of worship belonging to the Shia sect, said Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement published late on Thursday, January 25, on X.

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The ministry said that security personnel followed up on the cell, monitored its movements, and arrested three members of a terrorist organization, following surveillance and security tips.

The three were Arabs and referred to the Public Prosecution for legal action.

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It is noteworthy that Kuwait has arrested several networks affiliated with ISIS within its territory during the past years.

In 2015, an ISIS suicide bombing targeted the Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City, resulting in 27 deaths and 227 injuries.

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