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Kuwaiti official robbed at Gulf 25 opening ceremony: They tore open my pocket and stole my wallet

Kuwaiti official robbed at Gulf 25 opening ceremony: They tore open my pocket and stole my wallet

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A Kuwaiti official has confirmed that he was robbed during the storming of the opening ceremony of the Persian Gulf Cup currently taking place in Basra, Iraq.

Abdulaziz Al-Samhan, a member of the board of directors of the Kuwait Football Association, said: “They cut the pocket of my breather with a razor … and kept my pocket (wallet),” according to what he said in a video posted by the account of Your Newspaper on Twitter.

He added: “We left the platform and walked out after the news that the representative of the Emir of the country did not enter. This thing has disturbed us and made us nervous and we are in solidarity with Sheikh Fahd Nasser Al-Sabah and we are currently in the hotel, our residence.”

A clash forces the Kuwaiti delegation to withdraw

Videos have been circulated showing a clash during the opening ceremony of the Gulf Cup “Gulf 25” championship yesterday, Friday, in the Iraqi city of Basra.

While security forces were unable to control the situation, the Kuwaiti mission announced its withdrawal, according to local Kuwaiti media.

The sources added that the mission was the last delegation to arrive at the Basra stadium, as per the arrangements of the organizing committee, and withdrew from the ceremony due to security concerns.

And he added that uninvited persons entered the opening ceremony and in the VIP seats, which caused chaos.

Lax security

It should be noted that the Kuwaiti delegation arrived at the stadium, led by the Emir’s representative and head of the Kuwait Olympic Committee, Sheikh Fahd Al-Nasser, and accompanied by Iraq’s Minister of Sports Ahmed Al-Mubarqa.

After the clashes, the sports minister suggested that the Kuwaiti delegation leave the stadium due to a lack of security.


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