Kuwait detains two suspects in raid

Kuwait, which has been grappling with a rise in violence, has detained two suspects on its wanted list in a police raid, the official news agency KUNA has reported.

    Kuwait has been combating a rise in violence since 10 January

    The news agency quoted on Saturday a security source as saying the two Kuwaitis were captured when police, backed by helicopters, raided a house in the al-Andalus area of the oil-rich Gulf Arab state. 

    The source did not name the two or say if they were suspected of involvement in violence.

    Kuwait has since 10 January been locked in an unprecedented battle against insurgents who authorities say were planning to attack American civilians living in Kuwait and members of the US military serving in the capital or on their way to Iraq. Kuwait's state security apparatus was also a target, according to the authorities. 

    Four policemen and eight suspected insurgents have been killed in clashes around the country. The alleged leader of the group, Amir al-Inizi, died of a heart attack while in custody.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.