Police counter-IED units

Kuwaiti Police

Location: Kuwait

Type: Police

The Kuwaiti Police have been involved in investigations and tracking networks, particularly after it became evident that ISIS were operational in the country. There have been arrest of ISIS supporters and terrorist attacks have been foiled. Kuwaiti police will also respond to any reports of suspicious packages or people. They are often called out to investigate abandoned bags and cases.

Following reports and investigations, the police will often carry out raids to find explosives and other indications of terrorist activity. These are particularly targeted at those suspected of having links to IS.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.