Manama: The Filipina arrested last week in Kuwait for planning terror attacks had been exhorted by her Somali husband to commit a “successful suicide attack in order to enter Paradise.”
Justice sources told Kuwaiti daily Al Rai that Livani Azvilo Pescaeda, 32, who had entered Kuwait in June as a domestic helper was communicating with her husband, a member of the Deash terror group in Libya, through a special application and that she was waiting for the necessary explosive equipment to carry out her suicide attack in the northern Arabian Gulf state.
The source said that Pescaeda worked in Saudi Arabia for two years where she converted from Christianity to Islam upon marrying her Somali husband.
She subsequently left Saudi Arabia, announced her allegiance to Daesh and attempted to join her husband and the terror group in Libya.
However, she was unable to reach Libya and Daesh decided to take her to Kuwait where she would carry a suicide attack, Al Rai reported on Sunday.
The Filipina obtained a visa and entered Kuwait, posing as a domestic helper for a family to avoid raising any suspicions before carrying out her act of terrorism.
However, the security authorities became aware of her plans by monitoring her electronic communication with the man who recruited her for Daesh and who proved to be her husband based on her confessions, the daily added.
During her questioning, she admitted that her husband promised her she would go to Heaven if she carried out her suicide attack successfully.
Daesh in 2015 recruited a Saudi man who flew to Kuwait and committed a suicide attack that killed 27 worshippers and wounded 227 during a group prayer inside Sadiq Mosque.