Kuwait sets up 700 police check points in security crackdown

Police are monitoring for suspected criminal, terrorist activity

Kuwait has set-up 700 police check points across the country in a bid to increase security, Kuwait Times reported.

The check points were particularly along the border and in highly populated areas and police were monitoring potential criminal and terrorist activity, Interior Ministry Assistant Undersecretary for General Security Major General Abdelfattah Al Ali was quoted as saying.

The number of thefts, fights, unruliness and shootings already had declined due to the check points, he said.

Kuwait borders Saudi Arabia and Iraq, where conflict has increase in the past year as ISIL attempts to control more territory in the region.

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