Suicide bomber kills, wounds several people at Kuwait mosque

A suicide bomber who looked to be under 30 years of age caused the explosion.

FILE: Kuwaiti parliament member Khalil al-Salih said worshippers were kneeling in prayer when a loud explosion ripped through, damaging the walls and ceiling. Picture: AFP.

DUBAI - Several people were killed or wounded in a suicide attack that targeted a Shi'ite Muslim mosque packed with some 2 000 worshippers during Friday prayers in Kuwait city, a witness said.

Kuwaiti parliament member Khalil al-Salih said worshippers were kneeling in prayer when a loud explosion ripped through, damaging the walls and ceiling.

He said a suicide bomber who looked to be under 30 years of age caused the explosion and that he saw several bodies covered in blood on the floor.