KUWAIT CITY – Police have arrested a number of people, among them a Kuwaiti citizen, suspected of being behind a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque that killed 27 people, Kuwait’s Interior Ministry said early Sunday.
The announcement came just hours after thousands of people took part in a mass funeral procession on Saturday for those killed in the
country’s first terror attack in more than two decades. An upstart local affiliate of the Islamic State group, calling itself the Najd Province, claimed responsibility for the bombing, which took place during midday Friday prayers inside one of Kuwait’s oldest Shiite mosques. The IS group views Shiites as heretics and is fighting Iranian-backed Shiite militias in Iraq and Syria.