According to the authorities, not less than 25 people had lost their lives when a suicide bomber which is purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in not less than two decades on Friday.
The bomb attack took place at the Imam Sadiq Mosque which is situated in the residential neighborhood of al Sawabir in Kuwait`s capital, Kuwait city. It is believed to be one of the oldest Shiite mosques in Kuwait, which is a Predominantly Sunni Arab nation where at least at third of the population is said to be Shiite Muslim.
According to one of the witnesses present at the mosque, Hassan al Haddad, the attack came in to action when the worshippers were standing shoulder to shoulder doing their group prayer.
Also 202 people had been injured in this attack, according to the ministry of Interior.
The blast was so terrific that the walls and ceilings of the mosque also got destructed.
The responsibility for this attack had been claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State calling itself the Najd Province, the same group that had claimed the responsibility for a pair of attacks on two Shiite mosques in Saudi Arabia in recent weeks.