Friday, June 26, 2015
Kuwait Shi’ite City Mosque bombed after friday prayers
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Kuwaiti Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, wounding at least eight people, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida said on social media.
The newspaper said the attack targeted Imam al-Sadeq Mosque in the Sawaber district.
“Eight casualties have been taken to the Emiri hospital, two in critical condition,” al-Jarida said on its Twitter feed, without giving a source.
Mohammed al-Faili, 32, told The AP that his 70 year-old father was killed in what appeared to be a bombing attack. Two of his brothers were also wounded by the explosion. Speaking to The AP by telephone, he said he was not at the mosque at the time of the explosion but was heading to the morgue to identify his father's body.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the mosque bombing in a statement, Reuters reported.