Security stepped up at Kuwait oil installations

Refinery kuwait-RandyA38 flickrRecent terrorist attacks in the country have led to increased security at oil installations. (Image source: RandyA38/Flickr)State-run oil firm Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) and its group of companies have stepped up security arrangements to the highest level

The news came a day after a terror attack at a Shia mosque in the country claimed the lives of 27 people. The attack took place on Friday which became known as ‘Deadly Friday’ after at least 39 people were killed in a beach resort in Tunisia and one man was decapitated in a separate terror attack in France.

The development was reported by KUNA news agency and it quoted Talal al-Khaled al-Sabaha, spokesperson for the country's oil sector. Khaled al-Asousi, a spokesman for KPC said that precautionary measures had long been in place around oil installations but in light of Friday's bombing, extra monitoring and searches had been undertaken to increase security at these facilities.

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia had announced in March this year that they will boost security measures around oil facilities after an Arab-allied military operation started in Yemen.

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