Kuwait court sentences seven to death over Shia mosque bombing

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Published in Middle East
Tuesday, 15 September 2015

A court in Kuwait has sentenced seven people to death over a deadly bombing at a Shia mosque in the capital back in June.

The Kuwaiti criminal court issued the sentences on Tuesday.

Eight defendants were also sentenced to between two and 15 years in jail, the state KUNA news agency reported.

Fourteen other defendants were also acquitted.

In July, prosecutors in Kuwait announced that 29 people, including seven Kuwaitis, five Saudis, three Pakistanis, 13 illegal residents and one fugitive with unknown nationalities, had been charged with involvement in the bombing at the Imam Sadiq (PBUH) Mosque.

The attack occurred in al-Sawabir, a busy residential and shopping district of the capital, Kuwait City, on June 26, killing 27 people and injuring nearly 230 others.

After the incident, the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry said the attack was carried out by Saudi national Fahd Suleiman Abdulmohsen al-Qaba’a. The suspects in the case have been held for providing assistance to Qaba’a.

The self-proclaimed group Najd Province, which is affiliated with the Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) outfit, claimed responsibility for the bomb attack.

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