Special Forces officers who have been assigned for the protection of Hussainiyat and their visitors have received instructions to shoot any armed individual seen in areas surrounding Hussainiyat.
According to security sources, these instructions were issued after security authorities observed suspicious movements near some Hussainiyat. An Indian expatriate was recently arrested in Salmiya area for taking photographs of a Hussainiya in the area.
In addition, investigations are ongoing with a volunteer who reported seeing an armed individual inside a pickup van in the parking area of a Hussainiya. The sources revealed that the concerned authorities have increased all security and inspection procedures in all Hussainiyat to ensure complete protection during all ceremonies of Ashoura.