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Dept denies reports about sighting missile-launched copters Bomb disposal experts detonate hand grenade near border post

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28: As usual, the Directorate of the Moral Guidance Department at the Army Headquarters has denied news reports which have been published by the Al-Shahed daily last Sunday about helicopters equipped with missile launchers violating Kuwait’s airspace, reports the daily. However, the department has admitted that the Air Force surveillance radars had spotted helicopters near the Kuwaiti border.  We tell to the Directorate of Moral Guidance that there are two telegrams from the Interior Ministry which have confirmed our news reports. The first telegram bears number 54/2014 dated Feb 18, 2014 and the time recorded is 14.35 signed by Lt. Hamad Al-Marri reporting the sighting of two helicopters, flying over the border and escaping into  the Iraqi airspace, the daily added. The second telegram was signed by Lt. Col. Khalid Al-Hatlani, confirmed the same news.

Hand grenade detonated: Bomb disposal experts from the Kuwait army are said to have detonated a hand grenade which was found near the main gate of the Border Security Force building at the Ritqa border post, reports al-Seyassah daily. It is believed to be remnant of ordnance left behind by the Iraqi Army in 1991.

Two ‘wanted’ men arrested:
Police have arrested two persons who were wanted by law to serve jail terms, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. The ‘wanted’ men were picked up from two different locations in Sulaibikhat. When police arrested them they claimed they did not carry their identification papers in a vain attempt to escape. Police then used the fingerprints device and records showed one of the men has been evading arrest for the past four years and the other for two years. They have been handed over to the Sentences Enforcement Department.

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