Kuwaiti coastguard seize Iranian boat

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The Kuwaiti coastguard seized 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, Business Standard reported on Jan. 27.

Patrols spotted the boat after it entered Kuwaiti waters early in the morning on Jan. 27, seized the vessel and detained all 14 on board, the Kuwaiti interior 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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