Kuwaiti prince shot dead, reportedly by uncle
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 19, 2010, 10:27
  
Dubai: A Kuwaiti prince has been fatally shot allegedly by his uncle, reports reaching here have said.

In a brief statement, the Kuwaiti ruler's court has said the country was "mourning the demise of Shaikh Basel Salem Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah, who passed away at the age of 52," without giving details of what caused his death.

The court said Shaikh Basel will be buried today. However, Arabic media reports said Shaikh Basel was allegedly shot several times by an uncle on Thursday evening at his weekly meeting place while the two had an argument over cars. He was rushed to a local hospital, but died on the way.

Reports also said the prince had been shot several times from a close range and that the alleged killer has been taken into custody.

An investigation has been launched into the incident. Shaikh Basel was the grandson of Kuwait's 12th Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, June 19, 2010, 10:27


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