Kuwait suffers worst terrorist attack in decades as IS targets Shiite mosque

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Issue 996 - 03 Jul 2015 | 8 minute read

On a day of horrific terrorist attacks on three continents, a young Saudi suicide bomber walked into a Shiite mosque in Kuwait filled with 2,000 worshippers during Friday prayers on 26 June, and blew himself up. The attack, quickly claimed by the Wilayat Najd (Najd province) branch of the Islamic State jihadist group (IS) that conducted similar attacks in Saudi Arabia in May, killed 27 people and injured 227, according to the Ministry of Interior; Kuwait was left reeling from the shock of its worst terrorist attack in decades.

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