Kuwaiti court sentences 7 to death over Shia mosque bombing

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s Criminal Court has sentenced seven suspects to death on Tuesday for their roles in the attack on a Shiite mosque in June that killed 27 people, according to Kuwait’s state news agency.


Another eight suspects were handed down prison sentences rending between two to 15 years.

The remaining 14 suspects who stood trial for the attack were acquitted of all charges and are set to be released shortly.

Earlier in July, Kuwait announced that 29 people, most of them residents of this Gulf Arab country, would stand trial for the suicide bombing attack of a Imam al-Sadiq mosque that was claimed by the extremist ISIS group.

The bombing killed 27 worshippers and wounded more than 200 people while they were performing Friday prayers.