Explosives for Attacks on U.S. Targets Found

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Sunday, November 12, 2000

Explosives for Attacks on U.S. Targets Found

From Associated Press

KUWAIT--Authorities have recovered explosives that three Kuwaitis and a North African had planned to use in attacks on a U.S. Army camp and on the homes and cars of Western military personnel, an Interior Ministry official said Saturday. According to the official, Camp Doha, 14 miles north of Kuwait City, was a prime target. U.S. forces have had prepositioned weapons in the camp since the end of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The group intended to use its cache of 293 pounds of high explosives to bomb buildings where Western officers lived and to attack their cars on the road, the official said, insisting on anonymity.

The comments confirmed a report published Friday by Al-Watan newspaper specifying the targets. The Kuwaitis were in custody; the North African remained at large. The cache, unearthed from the desert, included 1,450 detonators and five grenades.


-- Martin Thompson (mthom1927@aol.com), November 12, 2000

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