Death sentence for 7 tied to Kuwait mosque bombing

More than 20 defendants have been found guilty over the attack which killed dozens and injured hundreds. The incident at the Shiite mosque was the first tied to “Islamic State” terrorists in Kuwait.

Seven suspects were sentenced to death in Kuwait on Tuesday for their role in a June bombing that killed 27 people, according to state news agency KUNA. The Kuwait criminal court also handed down prison sentences to eight other suspects, which ranged from two to 15 years. A further 14 defendants were acquitted in the ruling.

A total of 29 defendants, seven of them women, had been on trial in connection with the June 26 attack on the Al-Imam Al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City, which caters to minority Shiites. In the immediate aftermath of the bombing, which injured 227 people on top of the 27 killed while attending Friday prayers, an offshoot of the “Islamic State” (IS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the incident.

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Source News: DW