1. Death toll in Kuwait Shia mosque suicide attack rises to 25

Death toll in Kuwait Shia mosque suicide attack rises to 25

The death toll from a suicide attack at one of the largest Shia mosques in Kuwait has risen to at least 25, the Arab nation's interior ministry has said.

By: | Published: June 27, 2015 3:20 PM

The death toll from a suicide attack at one of the largest Shia mosques in Kuwait has risen to at least 25, the Arab nation’s interior ministry has said.

The ministry added that another 202 people have been injured. Images circulating on social media showed bodies lying on the mosque floor amid debris, reported the BBC.

The suicide bomber targeted the Imam al-Sadiq Mosque in the Sawaber district during the Friday prayers.

An Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) affiliate group, which calls itself the Najd Province, has claimed responsibility for the attack. The group had earlier carried out similar attacks in neighbouring Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

However, this is the first attack on a Shia mosque in the Gulf state.

Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah described the attack as an attempt to threaten national unity and added that it would be too difficult for the terrorists to accomplish the task as the nation was much stronger than that.

  1. Joe Ndluli
    Jun 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm
    Muslims in general need to come up with an action plan to address the crimes being committed by their followers. For those who say the effects of Islamist actions are 'minor' they should consider that in the timeline of this Kuwait attack; Yim Salhi was arrested for a macabre attack involving the beheading of his boss and an attempt to blow up a U.S.-owned chemicals plant in southeastern France. An Islamists gunman killed at least 37 people at a Tunisian beachside hotel and ISIS Islamists killed at least 145 people in and around Kobani.
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    1. Robert Hussein
      Jun 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm
      If the western leaders are really serious in combating terror as they , they have to move into Saudi Arabia, and tell members of the ruling family in Saudi Arabia to open its door for the human rights, and other civil liberties as they are opining their checkbook for arm , oil, and other big business dealers.
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