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ISIS Kuwait foils three Islamic State attacks - State media

The statement did not provide details of the identities of the militants or the countries in which they had been arrested.

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Kuwait's interior ministry foiled three attacks on the country planned by the Islamic State group after launching raids that resulted in the arrest of militants, Kuwait's state news agency, KUNA, said.

"The interior ministry said on Sunday it foiled three terrorist plots targeting the country's security by directing three pre-emptive raids inside and outside Kuwait against terrorist elements of the so-called Daesh," said a statement on KUNA, referring to Islamic State's acronym in Arabic.

The statement did not provide details of the identities of the militants or the countries in which they had been arrested.

READ: ISIS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombings, 120 killed

A year ago, an Islamic State group suicide bomber killed 27 people when he blew himself up inside a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait City, the first attack of its kind in the oil-exporting state. 

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