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Kuwait: One of the convicts in al-Abdali cell case arrested

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On Sunday morning, the Kuwaiti authorities arrested a convict in the al-Abdali cell, Mustafa Abdulnabi Khan, at his father's house in Al-Rumaithiya district, following the arrest of 12 convicts accused of belonging to the terrorist cell known as the ‘al-Abdali cell’ connected to Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

This arrests came weeks after the authorities began searching for them.

The cell was seized by the Kuwaiti authorities in August 2015 after realizing that it had acquired and stored large quantities of weapons on a farm in al-Abdali district: 19 tons of ammunition, 144 kg of explosives, 68 miscellaneous weapons, 204 hand grenades, as well as electric lighters.

It is noteworthy that this farm in al-Abdali district is near the Iraqi border and there are houses there owned by the accused persons.