Kuwait mosque attack kills 25

27 June 2015

More than 200 people injured during bomb attack

  • Attack kills 25 people and injures more than 200
  • Bombing is one of the first attacks of its kind in Kuwait

A bomb attack on a mosque in Kuwait City during Friday on 26 June prayers killed 25 people and injured more than 200.

The attack on the Al-Imam Al-Sadeq mosque in the district of Sawber is one of the first attacks of its kind in Kuwait. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah visited the mosque on Friday, and Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah visited wounded at the Emiri Hospital, according to local and international media reports.

The attack follows the bombing of a Shia mosque in neighbouring Saudi Arabia in late May that killed at least four people.

The Saudi branch of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis), Wilayat Najd have claimed the attack.

The attack took place outside a Shia mosque in the village of Anoud in Damman in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers.

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