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6 in group linked to Al Qaeda held

August 12, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Kuwaiti authorities said they have arrested an Al Qaeda-linked group allegedly planning to attack a U.S. military base in the small, oil-rich state.

The Interior Ministry said in a brief statement that state security detained a "terrorist network" of six Kuwaitis who gave "detailed confessions" about plans to attack Camp Arifjan, the main U.S. base in the country, as well as the headquarters of Kuwait's security agency, in addition to other facilities it did not name.

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