227 worshippers were also injured in the devastating blast. The attack took place at the Imam al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait city
The new law for compulsory DNA samples
appears to have come after 26 people were killed in a suicide bomber
attack at a Shi'a mosque in Kuwait City
It appears the new law comes as a reaction to the devastating suicide bomber attack on a Shi'a mosque in the capital.
people were killed and a further 227 worshippers were injured when a
man entered the prayer room and detonated his concealed explosives
The suicide bomber has reportedly been identified as a Saudi born national, named as Fahd Suleiman Abdulmohsen al-Qabaa.
Early in the hours of Friday morning, Mr al-Qabba flew from Saudi Arabia, via Bahrain to the oil rich state of Kuwait.
bomber has been named as a Saudi national known as Fahd Suleiman
Abdulmohsen al-Qaba'a (left). He was driven to the mosque by Abdulrahman
Sabah Eidan Saud (centre), with the car owned by Jarrah Nimr Mejbil
The final moments before the suicide bomber walked into the packed mosque and detonated his suicide vest
Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the horrific attacker, praising the bomber for his despicable crime
Paramedics and rescue staff assist a man laid on a stretcher after he was injured in the blast
23-year-old was driven to the Imam al-Sadeq mosque in a white car,
reportedly owned by Jarrah Nimr Mejbil Ghazi, a stateless national born
CCTV footage has emerged of the suicide bomber walking slowly out of the car and calmly entering the Shi'a mosque.
a traditional Kuwaiti dishdasha and matching headscarf, his robe
appears to bulge at the sides from the explosives vest concealed
The suicide bomb attack was the worst
terror attack seen in the Gulf since the Al Qaeda bombings in Riyadh in
May 2003, which killed 35 people
Laid to rest, one of the 27 victims is buried as people have called for national unity against Islamic State
Hundreds of people came out to be their respects to the victims at al-Jafariya cemetery in Suleibikhat, Kuwait
Security forces are now on high alert in Kuwait following the deadly attack on the Shi'a mosque
a moment to pause as he enters the main prayer room, the bomber seems
to take one final glance at the 2,000 worshipers before detonating his
Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it the first attack from its Najd province franchise.
services have since named Abdulrahman Sabah Eidan Saud, an 'illegal
migrant', as the bomber's driver and have also claimed they have
identified other members of the terror cell.
Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khaled al-Sabah told parliament yesterday: 'We
are in a state of war. Yes, we have busted this terror cell but there
are other cells we are going to strike,'
well as compulsory DNA tests, the Kuwait Parliament has also approved a
$400 million emergency funding plan for bolstering security in the