Kuwait: Pakistani expat disguised as woman detained in Kuwait

Published:  6 Jul at 2 PM
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A Pakistani expat in Kuwait has been arrested after being found disguised as a woman near a mosque in the town on Jleeb Al Shuyukh.

Authorities became suspicious about the man, who was dressed in black, had his face covered and was talking on the phone outside the Al Shuyukh Mosque in the town, which has a large population of expats from Arab and South Asian countries.

When they asked him to show his identification and lift his veil, they found that it was actually a man, according to the interior ministry. However, when police searched the suspect they found he was carrying nothing suspicious and handed him over to the relevant authorities.

The oil-rich country has been clamping down on people acting suspiciously since a suicide bomber detonated himself at Kuwait City’s Al Imam Al Sadeq mosque on 26 June, killing 26 people and injuring a further 227. Security has since been increased in and around mosques across the country.

Investigations into the deadly attack are ongoing, while Kuwaiti media reports that 23 suspects have been detained for a further two weeks. Six females – four from Kuwait, one of Pakistan and another without documentation - are being held suspected of helping hide people involved.
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