Terror cell members linked to Muslim Brotherhood arrested
Members of a militant cell linked to the banned Muslim Brotherhood group have been arrested in Kuwait, the interior ministry said on Friday. The arrested people were wanted by Egyptian authorities, the ministry added in its statement. Members of the cell had escaped and were evading Egyptian authorities, making Kuwait the center of their operations, a statement made by the Ministry of Interior on Friday said.
Special units of the ministry discovered the cell and were able to identify the location of members and arrest them in different places after launching a special operation. After initial investigations, the members of the cell admitted carrying out terrorist operations and breaching security in Egypt.
They admitted in preliminary investigations to have mounted terrorist attacks in different parts of Egypt before escaping to Kuwait, the ministry said, according to the official Kuwaiti news agency KUNA. “Investigations are still under to determine who helped them to hide and covered them up and collaborators with them,” the ministry said.
“The Interior Ministry warns it will show no leniency towards anyone proven to have collaborated or linked to this cell or any terrorist organizations.” The ministry vowed to “strike with an iron fist” against anyone trying to harm Kuwait’s security. The group is made up of eight members, all of them Egyptian nationals, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai reported.