KUWAIT: A police patrol in Andalus arrested a Lebanese man for posing as a member of the police Special Forces. The patrol stopped him after suspecting the car he was driving which belongs to a car lease company. He gave police a fake name and claimed to be a Kuwaiti, telling police he did not have his ID with him. Police also noticed a Special Forces uniform in the car, and he said it belongs to a friend of his. The suspect was taken to Andalus police station, and the phone he was carrying had a picture of him in uniform. He told police that he had the uniform made for him to make his girlfriends believe he was a Kuwaiti. The man was sent to concerned authorities.
Police found explosives and ammunitions inside pipes dumped at an open area in Abdali north of the country. Bomb squads, Special Task and State Security Force had headed to the scene after patrol officers reported finding 10 orange pipes in the area. Explosive material, AK-47 ammo and matchboxes were found inside the pipes. Investigations are ongoing to identify those responsible for the pipes.
A Syrian man was killed during a collision between two trucks on Subbiya Road, near Abdaly Bridge. In another incident, firemen freed people trapped inside a vehicle involved in a car accident on King Fahad road, Nuwaiseeb bound.
Fire broke out in a house in Abdallah Al-Mubarak. Firemen discovered a gas leak as the fire was in the kitchen. The fire was put out before it could spread. No injuries were reported.
A paper factory went in flames which started in old paper used for recycling. Three firemen were injured while fighting the fire and investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire.
Fire broke out in a Mina Abdallah stable according to a call received by Kuwait Fire Services Directorate (KFSD) operations. Firemen found the fire in the guard’s room and kept it from spreading, before putting it out completely.
Mubarak Al-Kabeer Security Department launched several campaigns resulting in the arrest of 96 people in violation of residency and labor regulations, in addition to issuance of 55 traffic citations and impoundment of 25 vehicles.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun