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‘Snap security checks crucial in curbing crime, lawbreakers’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4, (KUNA): Snap security campaigns were instrumental to a diminish crime rate and bringing lawbreakers to justice, Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said on Thursday, noting that such campaigns will persist. Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled, who is also Deputy Prime Minister, made the comments in a press statement issued by the Ministry of Interior (MoI). The Interior Minister said that recent MoI accomplishments are a source of great pride, and “any decline in performance levels will not be accepted, in order to ensure continued progress.”

Moreover, Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled raved about MoI plans of inaugurating modern facilities that aim to safeguard citizens and expatriates alike, underscoring the need of further developing the services provided by these facilities, the statement said.

The Interior Minister also singled out retirees as amongst a segment of society that “will always remain in our hearts and minds.” “We owe them a debt of gratitude for their service,” he added. MoI Undersecretary Sulaiman Al-Fahad assured that the security apparatus will spare no effort to uphold peace and security in the country, saying that recent security developments are part of an encompassing, strategical plan. A number of senior MoI officials expressed support of ongoing efforts to curb crime and preserve security in the country, the statement noted.

A fire department car at the site of accident
A fire department car at the site of accident

One dead in two-car collision
An unidentified individual died and two others sustained injuries when two vehicles collided in Sabah Al-Ahmad area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident in Sabah Al-Ahmad area, firefighters rushed to the location with securitymen and paramedics.

Using special equipment, they tore apart the vehicle to pull out three victims who were trapped inside the vehicle. Paramedics checked them to discover one victim had died while the other two sustained serious injuries. The two injured victims were referred to the nearest hospital via an air ambulance affiliated to Medical Emergency Department and the corpse of the deceased was referred to the Forensics Department

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