Terrorism in Kuwait

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  • October 8, 2002 - A US Marine was killed and another wounded during training exercises on Failaka Island.
  • October 10, 2002 - Two gunmen with ties to Al-Qaeda open fire on an American Humvee.[1]
  • November 21, 2002 - Two American contractors with Tapestry Corporation were wounded while driving a civilian vehicle when a Kuwaiti police sergeant opened fire at them at close range.
  • January 31, 2005 - Kuwait Police infiltrate a terrorist cell belonging to the Peninsula Lions in a Salmiya apartment complex. Five terrorist members and a civilian bystander were killed.
  • August 11, 2009 - Kuwaiti authorities reported that they had arrested six individuals accused of planning attacks on U.S. troops stationed at Camp Arifjan. The six men allegedly belong to a terrorist group with ties to Al-Qaeda.


  1. ^ Schmitt, Eric (2002-10-09). "U.S. Marine Is Killed in Kuwait As Gunmen Strike Training Site". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-31.