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Kuwaiti Security Forces Clash with Suspected Militants


Kuwait's Interior Ministry says a suspected Saudi militant has been killed in a lengthy gunbattle with police.

Another militant, with Kuwaiti nationality, was captured, and authorities seized a large cache of weapons, ammunition and explosives in the daytime raid Saturday. House-to-house searches were continuing in the residential Umm al-Haiman district, south of Kuwait City for several other suspects who fled.

State television carried pictures of the scene, where two security officers also were wounded. Citizens were warned not to harbor any fugitives and to call police if they saw any suspicious activity.

Today's incident is the second in less than a week. A militant and two policemen were killed in a gunfight Monday in Kuwait City.

Some information provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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