Kuwaiti court sentences 7 to death over Shia mosque bombing


Seven defendants were sentenced to death on Tuesday for the self-styled Islamic State-claimed bombing of a mosque in June in Kuwait that killed 27 people, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported.

Eight other suspects were given prison sentences ranging from two to 15 years by a Kuwaiti criminal court, KUNA reported. Fourteen other defendants were acquitted.

Daesh or the self-styled Islamic State claimed responsibility for the June 26 bombing, when a Saudi suicide bomber blew himself up inside the Imam al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City.

Hundreds of Shia Muslims were performing Friday noon prayers when the bomb went off.