Kuwaiti security forces said Monday they have arrested several suspects with alleged ties to the so-called Islamic State terrorist group, including an 18-year-old man planning to attack a Shia mosque in the final days of the holy month of Ramadan, which ends this week.
Officials did not say when the arrests took place.
The announcement came shortly before a suicide bomber blew himself up near a hospital and U.S. diplomatic mission in neighboring Saudi Arabia.
The official Kuwait News Agency identified the man accused of plotting the attack on the mosque and an Interior Ministry.
It said he had sworn allegiance to the ISIS terrorist group and planned to deploy a suicide vest and other explosives in the attack.