Bomb threat forces evacuation of Kuwaiti school
A phone call claiming the presence of a bomb in a Kuwaiti school on Monday forced the evacuation of students and the faculty, the state KUNA news agency reported.
The report said the school in the Fawaniya governorate was evacuated following an anonymous call to the emergency line over the presence of a bomb.
An official with the Education Ministry was quoted as saying later that so far security officials have not found any suspicious materials during a thorough inspection, Xinhua reported.
Kuwait, the fourth largest exporter of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting countries (OPEC), holds a U.S. military camp and remains a logistics base for the Pentagon to support its troops in neighboring Iraq.
The Gulf Arab nation said in April that it has thwarted an al- Qaida-linked intrigue to bomb the U.S. military camp and other important facilities in the country.
In September, a hoax bomb threat forced a Kuwaiti passenger plane bound for the Syrian capital of Damascus to return to the airport after 40 minutes airborne.