NEW DELHI: Two Indians were among 27 killed in a suicide bombing that targeted the Shia Imam-al-Sadiq mosque in the eastern part of Kuwait on Friday.
According to the Indian Embassy in Kuwait, Rizwan Hussain and Ibne Abbas, both from Uttar Pradesh, were taking part in the prayers when a fidayeen from terror outfit Islamic State, wearing an explosive vest, detonated the IEDs, killing 27 and injuring 200.
The Embassy has also issued an advisory asking all Indians to take precautions for their safety and security in Kuwait.
Rizwan Husain, a native of Sultanpur district, was working as a watchman in the mosque while Ibne Abbas from Ambedkar Nagar district in UP was working as a driver. A suspected IS Twitter account known to be spreading propaganda had claimed responsibility for the attack, which is first such terror act on a mosque in the Emirate. “In view of the bomb blast on June 26, all members of Indian Community in Kuwait are advised to take precautions for their safety and security in the country,” the embassy statement added.
Security experts allege that wealthy donors from Kuwait helped IS to grow, providing the outfit with financial aid. They also noted that Kuwait was on the IS hit-list as it joined the anti-IS coalition.