Why would a young jihadist blow himself up in the name of Allah? Watch this to find out:
Another 227 people were wounded, it added. Images circulating online show bodies on the mosque floor amid debris.
The blast hit the Imam Sadiq Mosque in a busy area to the east of Kuwait City.
An Islamic State-affiliated group said it was behind the attack. IS has carried out similar recent attacks in neighbouring Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
However, this is the first attack on a Shia mosque to take place in the small Gulf state.
A Kuwaiti MP, who saw the attacker, said the mosque was packed with some 2,000 people when there was a loud explosion, Reuters reported.
"It was obvious from the suicide bomber's body that he was young. He walked into the prayer hall during sujood [kneeling in prayer], he looked... in his 20s, I saw him with my own eyes," Khalil al-Salih told the news agency. (Continue Reading.)
Friday, June 26, 2015
Kuwait: 27 Dead, 227 Injured in ISIS Suicide Attack on Shia Mosque
So far, our leaders' strategy for dealing with the rising tide of terrorism has been to praise Islam and pretend it has nothing to do with terrorism. That strategy doesn't seem to be working.