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Kuwaiti coastguard seize Iranian boat
January 27, 2014, 5:15 pm

The Kuwaiti coastguard seized on Monday an Iranian boat carrying 12 Iranians and two Afghans that had entered the Gulf state’s territorial waters, the interior ministry and a security source said.

Patrols spotted the boat after it entered Kuwaiti waters early in the morning, seized the vessel and detained all 14 on board, the ministry said in a statement.

It said the 14 individuals would be held pending an investigation.

The ministry did not reveal the identity of those arrested but a security source said they were 12 Iranians and two Afghans.

Kuwait regularly intercepts boats from Iraq and Iran that stray into its waters with suspected smugglers or fishermen on board.


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