More terrorists die
Kuwaitis killed four terrorists, including a "boss", in a raid today.
Kuwaiti security forces killed four al Qaeda militants and captured three others, including a suspected leader, during clashes Monday in oil-rich Kuwait which is battling a surge in al Qaeda-linked violence.Kuwait seems serious about dealing with terrorists, unlike Saudi Arabia, which can't seem to make up its mind unless the terrorists attack them directly.
Monday's gunbattle marked an escalation in the fight between authorities and militants bent on destabilizing U.S. ally Kuwait, where sympathy for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who has called for holy war against Western targets, is on the rise.
Analysts said Kuwait's swift response showed the tiny country of 2.5 million people was better placed to crush militants than vast Saudi Arabia, where al Qaeda has staged massive attacks against Western and government targets.
An Interior Ministry statement said four militants and one Kuwaiti civilian were killed, and three policemen and three militants were wounded in the clash -- the fourth this month pitting al Qaeda fighters against police in the pro-Western Gulf Arab state.