Kuwait City | Widespread protests erupt in the country following the double murder of a 19 – year – old Syrian youth in broad daylight in Kuwait yesterday. The issue has been exacerbated by the protests by members of parliament. Hamdan al-Azmi MP has demanded the resignation of the interior minister responsible for the killing of a policeman.
Member of Parliament Musaad al-Ardi blamed security forces for the killings and said the interior ministry was responsible for the killings. Shuaib al-Muwaisari attributed the killings to the mismanagement of the interior ministry. Ahmed al-Hamad also blamed the killing on a police officer, saying the Interior Ministry needed to change its way of working.
A young man who escaped after killing his own mother was killed by a traffic policeman while everyone in the city was watching. The Syrian-born assailant was killed in a clash with police while trying to apprehend the suspect.
The mother of a young Indigenous woman was murdered in broad daylight in Al Qaeda on Monday afternoon. By the time the police arrived, the mother’s body was covered in blood. Abdul Aziz al-Rashid, a police officer on duty in Mahboula, was stabbed to death by the assailant and escaped at gunpoint.
Eventually, after learning from the available information that he was the culprit in both the murders, the police conducted an extensive search and asked him to surrender to the assailant who was found at a farm in Wafra. But he was shot in the ensuing confrontation and died before being taken to hospital.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has expressed his condolences on the death of Abdul Aziz Al-Rashidi, a police officer who was killed during the operation.
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