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Bid to thwart attacks

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: The Personal Protection Department in the Private Security Sector in the Ministry of Interior has completed the training courses on detecting explosives and thwarting an assassination attempt, reports Al-Anba daily. The group in charge of protection demonstrated superior capabilities and skills in rapid intervention, confronting attackers, controlling and securing the premises.

The UK Ambassador to Kuwait, Belinda Lewis, participated in the training program

The exercises included a live shooting demonstration for female police protection personnel and exercises for different combat scenarios. The combat training was held in the Special Forces Camp. The ministry issued a statement later, revealing that British Ambassador to Kuwait Belinda Lewis participated in the training program held on Nov 29-30, 2021.

Assistant Director General of Special Security Forces for Operations Affairs Brigadier Abdulwahab Al-Yaqout, Director of the Personal Protection Department Colonel Ahmed Al-Atrouzi, Assistant Director Colonel Abdullah Al-Mushaiti and other officials in the sector warmly welcomed Lewis during the training.

Protection around the ambassador’s convoy

The ministry also disclosed that the first day of training included lectures on the protection of personalities and embassies, discovery of explosives, and a presentation on a course in preventive leadership. On the second day, a field presentation was carried out on protecting personalities, in which the British ambassador and the deputy ambassador participated; particularly on how to thwart an assassination attempt. At the conclusion of the training program, certificates were distributed to the participants.

The British Ambassador and Brigadier General Abdulwahab Al-Yaqout along with participants who took part in the training

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