Assassination attempt on Barak averted


JERUSALEM — Israel’s Mossad prevented an assassination attempt on Defense Minister Ehud Barak, a Kuwaiti newspaper is reporting.

The Mossad, in cooperation with local authorities in Singapore, prevented an attempt on Barak’s life during a visit this week to the Asian city, Kuwait’s Al-Jarida newspaper reported Thursday.

The newspaper cited what it called high-ranking Israeli defense officials.

The Mossad reportedly contacted Singapore authorities and told them that Iranian and Hezbollah operatives were planning to assassinate Barak during his visit.

Three suspects, who reportedly had accurate information about Barak’s itinerary, were arrested following a covert operation