We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Mon 29 Feb 2016 08:52 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

Kuwaiti minister hints driver who killed policeman may be a militant

Interior minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Hamad al-Sabah says man who rammed car into group of cops 'belonged to an organisation'

Kuwaiti minister hints driver who killed policeman may be a militant
Kuwaiti Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Khaled al-Sabah. (AFP/Getty Images)

Kuwait's interior minister said on Monday that a man who rammed his car into a group of police officers last week, killing one of them, "belonged to an organisation" - a wording that suggested the incident was an Islamist militant attack.

The Western-allied oil exporter has been on alert against Islamist militants since a suicide bomber killed 26 people in June last year at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

Sheikh Mohammad al-Hamad al-Sabah, speaking at a ceremony to honour the deceased police officer, said the man who carried out the attack "belonged to an organisation," state news agency KUNA said, quoting a statement by the interior ministry.

It did not elaborate on the type of organisation and the interior ministry spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.

Arabian Business: why we're going behind a paywall

Real news, real analysis and real insight have real value – especially at a time like this. Unlimited access ArabianBusiness.com can be unlocked for as little as $4.75 per month. Click here for more details.