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Bomb attack kills 13, injures several at Shia mosque in Kuwait City

At least 13 people have been killed and over two dozen others injured in a bomb attack at Imam Sadiq (PBUH) Mosque in Kuwait City, medical sources say.

The bombing was carried out during the weekly Friday prayers at the mosque in the Sawabir district of the Kuwaiti capital.

Security forces, officials and civilians gather outside of the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a deadly blast struck after Friday prayers in Kuwait City, Kuwait, June 26, 2015. (© AP)

The Takfiri ISIL terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah visited the site of the bomb attack.

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (center) arrives at the site of a blast in the Shia mosque of Imam Sadiq (PBUH) in Kuwait City, June 26, 2015.

ISIL has also claimed responsibility for similar bomb attacks in Saudi Arabia and Yemen over the past weeks.

On May 22, a blast in the al-Qudaih village in the Qatif region of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province killed 21 worshipers, including two children.

Earlier in March, at least 142 people were killed and over 350 others wounded in three bomb attacks targeting Friday prayers at mosques in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.

By Press TV