Report: Iranian spy cell uncovered in Kuwait
Kuwait uncovered a spy cell working for Iran's Revolutionary Guards, feeding information on Kuwaiti and American targets, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Citing senior security officials, Al-Qabas daily said Kuwait arrested at least seven men, some of whom served in the interior and defense ministries, while others include bidoon, or stateless Arabs, and other Arabs.
Security agencies are still hunting for six to seven other men suspected of being members of the cell, the paper said. Cell members have taken pictures of Kuwaiti military and other vital targets in addition to US military sites, Al-Qabas conveyed.
Security forces stormed the home of one of the cell leaders in Sulaibiya, 25km west of Kuwait City two days ago and found maps for vital sites, highly sophisticated communications devices and cash exceeding US$250,000. The daily quoted the security sources as saying members of the cell confessed that they were assigned to recruit new members whose ideas are similar to the Revolutionary Guards.