Kuwait's National Assembly speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim looks on during a parliament session at Kuwait's national assembly in Kuwait City on June 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / YASSER AL-ZAYYAT
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Kuwait's interior minister said Tuesday the Gulf Arab country was at war with Islamist militants and would strike out at cells believed to be on its soil.The ultra-radical ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing Friday on a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City which killed 27 worshippers, the worst attack of its kind in the major oil-exporting state.The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas reported Tuesday that five people arrested for suspected involvement in the attack had been referred to the public prosecutor.Relations have traditionally been good between the 70 percent of Kuwait's 1.4 million citizens who are Sunni and the Shiites who comprise 30 percent, but regional rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran has opened some fissures.
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