Several bystanders killed in a road crash in Kuwait

The truck plowed into a crowd of people gathered around another car crash. (File/AFP)
Updated 27 May 2019
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Several bystanders killed in a road crash in Kuwait

  • Officials said the crash happened in the Kabd area
  • Seven Kuwaitis and a GCC national died in the crash

KUWAIT CITY: Officials in Kuwait say eight people were killed and one person was in critical condition after a car crash in an area just outside the country’s capital.
The state-run Kuwait News Agency and other local media quoting fire department officials say the crash took place early on Monday in the Kabd area, southeast of Kuwait City.
The Al-Jarida newspaper says a vehicle plowed into a crowd that was gathered around where a crash involving three cars had occurred, leading to a deadly four-car pileup. Those killed include seven Kuwaitis and one Gulf national from a neighboring country.
No further details were given.


Nine suspected militants killed in Egypt: ministry

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Nine suspected militants killed in Egypt: ministry

  • Police raids in Cairo targeted hideouts of “terrorist elements”
  • Those killed included “a commander of the Liwa Al-Thawra” extremist group

CAIRO: Nine suspected extremists including a commander have been killed in shootouts with police in suburbs of the Egyptian capital, the interior ministry said Wednesday.
Police raids to the east and south of Cairo targeted hideouts of “terrorist elements,” it said in a statement.
Those killed included “a commander of the Liwa Al-Thawra” extremist group, it added.
The Liwa Al-Thawra movement appeared in 2016 and has since claimed deadly attacks against the police and the Egyptian army.
Almost nine years after the 2011 uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak, security remains a chief concern in Egypt.
Hundreds of security personnel have died in an escalation of attacks since the military overthrow of Islamist president Muhammad Mursi in 2013.
That ouster was led by then army chief Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who became president after 2014 polls and secured re-election last year with an official 97 percent of the vote.
In February 2018, the army launched a nationwide offensive against extremists, focused mainly on North Sinai, where the Daesh extremist group has a significant presence.
The authorities say some 650 suspected extremists and around 50 soldiers have been killed since.