Kuwait City: A suicide attack ripped through a Shia mosque in Kuait after Friday prayers, killing 13 people and many injured.
The explosion took place in Imam Sadiq Mosque of Sawaber district. The exact number of casualties are expected to rise as several injured are in critical condition.
According to a security official, it was a suicide attack. A witness also confirmed.
Responsibility of attack is claimed by the Islamic State group. The IS-affiliated group in Saudi Arabia, named Najd Province, said that a militant Abu Suleiman al-Muwahhid did suicide attack on mosque, giving the reason that this Mosque was involved in provoking Shia teachings among Sunni Muslims.
Kuwait Govt. has called an emergency session of parliament after the incident. Taking to media Kuwait’s former information minister Saad-al-ajmi said “this attack is a reminder that no country is immune from terrorism”
Further he said, “there are forces who don’t want peace and trying to provoke the sectarian war would be behind this attack”
This is the first suicide attack targeting Shias in Kuwait. One-third’s population of Kuwait belongs to Shia sect.
Similar suicide attack was on Shia Mosque in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on 29th of may. Fire comes to the Gulf as well.
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