Kuwait set up a permanent committee to fight against “terrorism”

The Gulf state of Kuwait decided to set up a permanent committee on Monday in order to fight against “terrorism” and extremism.

“We decided to form a permanent committee to coordinate between various bodies to ensure security and fight against all forms of terrorism… and extremism,” the cabinet said in a statement at weekly meeting.

A Saudi suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City on June 26, which killed 26 and wounded 227 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group.

The interior ministry has arrested more than 40 people who were considered having connection with the attack and referred them to the public prosecution for legal action.

The cabinet statement said the new committee will also work to drain sources of “terror” funding and intensify awareness programs.

Two Saudi brothers arrested by police in Saudi Arabia transported the explosives into Kuwait as the interior ministry has reported.

They delivered the explosives to Abdulrahman Sabah Eidan Saud, a stateless Arab who passed them on to the suicide bomber and drove him to the mosque.

ISIS group calling itself Najd Province claimed the Kuwait bombing and also said it carried out two suicide attacks at Shiite mosques in Saudi Arabia in May.
ISIS considers Shiites to be heretics and has targeted them across the region.