Six Kuwaiti teenagers arrested over links to the Islamic State terrorist group
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Kuwait’s State Security Service on Wednesday arrested six Kuwaiti teenagers in connection with the terrorist Islamic State group, Al Qabas Arabic daily reported.
Quoting a source at the state security, the newspaper said that the arrests were made after it was found that the teenagers were lured to embrace the Islamic State ideology though video games.
A squad of security officers raided the house of one of the teenagers in Al Ahmadi after obtaining a permission from public prosecution.
They arrested the teenager and referred him to the Juvenile Investigation Office where he admitted that he has been in contact with Islamic State for some time.
The teenager told interrogators that a person communicated with him through one of the famous electronic games, and deliberately joined his team during the game. The Islamic State man then communicated with him through social media platforms and asked him to embrace the ideology of Islamic State.
He was also asked to convince his friends to join Islamic State. The teenager said he succeeded in convincing five others.
During the raids, firearms and several computers containing correspondence with the terrorist group, were also confiscated.
Source: Gulf News