Kuwait arrests al Qaeda cell planning to attack US base
Kuwaiti authorities said Tuesday they arrested a group linked to al Qaeda that allegedly planned to attack an American military base. A statement released by the Interior Ministry said, “The state security has uncovered a terrorist network following al Qaeda, and includes six (Kuwaiti) citizens who have planned to carry out a plan to bomb Arifjan Camp, the state security building and other important facilities.”
No further details were given in the statement.
Kuwaiti-based newspaper Alrai quoted an anonymous security source Tuesday as saying the group had confessed to purchasing a truck with the intention of filling it with fertilizer, chemicals and gas cylinders to run into the base.