Kuwait Bomb Blast At Shia Mosque During Ramadan

Kuwait Bomb Blast At Shia Mosque During Ramadan

A bomb blast has been reported at a Shia mosque in Kuwait, days after similar attacks on Shiite mosques in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, which were claimed by Isis.

The blast occurred during the Friday prayers at the mosque even as Muslims are observing the holy month of Ramadan.

At least eight people are feared dead, according to Twitter posts and TV stations, while several have been injured.

The blast occurred at the Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait¬†City’s al-Sawabir district. It is one of the largest Shia mosques in the Middle Eastern nation.

Graphic images of dead bodies of worshippers were seen on social media. Sunni Islamists have mounted attacks on Shia mosques in the Gulf region in recent weeks.

The Kuwait Shia mosque blast is being linked to Isis, though the Islamic State has not yet claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

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