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Kuwait foils Qaida attack on US base: TV

world Updated: Aug 11, 2009 21:16 IST
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Kuwait has foiled an attack by Al-Qaida on a US military base on its territory and arrested six members of the group, pan-Arab television Al-Arabiya reported on Tuesday, citing a government statement.

The group was plotting a "terrorist" attack on the US base during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which starts on around August 20, Al-Arabiya said.

About 15,000 US soldiers are stationed in Kuwait, the oil-rich Gulf emirate which is also used as a transit point for thousands of US soldiers going to and from neighbouring Iraq.

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