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Islamic State suspect 'planned suicide attack' on Kuwait mosque

Police in Kuwait have arrested five Islamic State suspects, including an 18-year-old man planning to attack a Shiite mosque, in the final days of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

The man, a Kuwaiti, confessed to plotting the attack and had planned to deploy a suicide vest, the Interior Ministry said.

An IS attack against a Shiite mosque in Kuwait in June last year killed at least 27 people.

Police also detained a 52-year-old mother and her son accused of helping IS fighters in Syria, where the group holds territory, and two other Kuwaitis who possessed assault rifles and the black IS flag.

Ramadan ends this week.

AP

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