Kuwait Identifies Suicide Bomber As Saudi Citizen


Kuwaiti authorities say they have identified the suicide bomber of a Shia mosque as a Saudi citizen. The suicide bomber, who led an attack on Imam Sadiq mosque in al-Sawaber neighbourhood that left 27 people dead, was identified as a Saudi citizen, Kuwait’s interior ministry said on Sunday. Aljazeera reports:

Fahed Suleiman Abdulmohsen al-Gabbaa entered Kuwait City on Friday morning, the same day of the attack, through Kuwait international airport. Authorities also arrested the owner of the house where the suicide bomber was staying, the ministry confirmed on Sunday.

The owner of the car that drove the bomber was also arrested and a search is under way for the driver, Kuwait’s state news agency reported on Saturday. Police said they were questioning a number of suspects with possible links to the bombing.

Mohammed Jamjoom, reporting from Kuwait City, said authorities have been very quick to try to identify the people behind the attack and try to arrest them.