Six Arrested in Foiled Kuwait Bombing Plot

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An al-Qaeda plot to attack a U.S. military base in Kuwait has been foiled by Kuwaiti authorities. 

Officials with the Kuwaiti security forces say they arrested six men who were planning to attack Camp Arijan with a truck filled with explosives and chemicals during the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Kuwaiti security sources said.

The camp is used as a logistical base and transit point for U.S. troops deploying to and from neighboring Iraq, according to the U.S. Defense Department.

U.S. State Department spokesman Robert Wood congratulated Kuwait "on the reported arrest of terrorists targeting U.S. forces and Kuwait facilities."

". Kuwait has been an outstanding host for the United States armed forces," Wood said. "This is evidence of the strong U.S.-Kuwait partnership against al Qaeda."

The U.S. military gave Kuwaiti security forces all of the credit for the capture.

"The operation was a Kuwaiti-led one, and so the Kuwaitis have the details on the intel and the people they apprehended," said Navy Capt. Jack Hanzlik, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command.

Kuwait is an ally of the U.S., but Islamic radicals oppose the U.S. troop presence in the country.

Source: CNN

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