Kuwait Charges 29 Over Mosque Attack

Kuwait Charges 29 Over Mosque AttackKuwait Charges 29 Over Mosque Attack

Kuwait charged 29 people Tuesday over the suicide bombing of a Shia mosque last month that killed 27 people and wounded more than 227, a day after it introduced plans to set up a permanent committee to fight “terrorism and extremism.”

Those charged included seven Kuwaitis, five Saudis, three Pakistanis, 13 stateless people known as bidoons, and another person at large, the prosecution said, cited by the official KUNA news agency, AFP reported.

An IS-affiliated group calling itself Najd Province claimed the bombing and also said it carried out suicide attacks at two Shia mosques in Saudi Arabia in May. The attack was the worst in Kuwait’s history.

Twenty-four suspects were detained in Kuwait and the remaining five will be tried in absentia. Among the latter are two Saudi brothers who allegedly transported the explosives to Kuwait and are being held in Saudi Arabia.

The prosecution charged two of the suspects with premeditated murder and attempted murder.