Kuwaiti emergency personnel pull a man on stretchers past security forces outside the Shiite Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque after it was targeted by a suicide bombing during Friday prayers on June 26, 2015, in Kuwait City. AFP PHOTO / STR
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Suicide attack claimed by ISIS kills 27 at Kuwait Shiite mosque, 220 woundedA suicide bomber killed 27 people when he blew himself up inside a packed Shiite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, the Interior Ministry said, the first attack of its kind in the major oil-exporting country. Parliament member Khalil al-Salih, who was at the mosque when the attack occurred, said worshippers were kneeling in prayer when the bomber walked into the Imam al-Sadeq Mosque and detonated his explosives, destroying walls and the ceiling.Video purportedly shows suicide bomber entering the mosque moments before the attackISIS had urged its followers Tuesday to step up attacks during the Ramadan fasting month against Christians, Shiites and Sunni Muslims fighting with a U.S.-led coalition against the ultra-hardline jihadi group.
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