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Kuwait arrests Egyptian after failed attack on US soldiers

  • In this Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, a damaged garbage truck after it rammed into another truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait. An Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into a truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday, injuring only himself in the attack, authorities said. (Kuwait Ministry of Interiors via AP)

    In this Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, a damaged garbage truck after it rammed into another truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait. An Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into a truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday, injuring only himself in the attack, authorities said. (Kuwait Ministry of Interiors via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, a truck that carried five US soldiers is seen damaged after a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into it in Kuwait with only the Egyptian driver injured in the attack, authorities said. ( Kuwait Ministry of Interiors via AP)

    In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, a truck that carried five US soldiers is seen damaged after a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into it in Kuwait with only the Egyptian driver injured in the attack, authorities said. ( Kuwait Ministry of Interiors via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, Ibrahim Sulaiman from Egypt lays in a hospital bed. An Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into a truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday, injuring only himself in the attack, authorities said. ( Kuwait Ministry of Interiors via AP)

    In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, Ibrahim Sulaiman from Egypt lays in a hospital bed. An Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into a truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday, injuring only himself in the attack, authorities said. ( Kuwait Ministry of Interiors via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Kuwait says it has arrested an Egyptian who tried to ram his car into another vehicle carrying five American soldiers in a failed suicide bombing.

The state-run Kuwait News Agency identified the attacker as Ibrahim Sulaiman, born in 1988. It said he was driving a "cleaning truck" at the time of the attack.

KUNA said the five soldiers were not injured. It said Sulaiman had multiple fractures and injuries.

It was not immediately clear if the Egyptian had a lawyer. The KUNA report did not offer a location for the failed attack.

Tiny, oil-rich Kuwait is a stalwart U.S. ally following the 1991 American-led Gulf War that ended the Iraqi occupation there.