Skip to main content
News |

Video claims to show moment suicide bomber enters Shia mosque in Kuwait

Security camera footage has been released that appears to show the moment a suicide bomber entered a Shia mosque in Kuwait City
Kuwaiti police outside a Shia mosque after Friday's suicide bombing in Kuwait City (Twitter)

Footage has emerged reportedly showing the moment a suicide bomber entered a Shia mosque in Kuwait, killing himself and at least 24 others.

At least 50 people were injured in Friday's attack on the al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque in the centre of Kuwait City, which has since been claimed by the Islamic State group.

Images from security cameras at the mosque allegedly showed the bomber, Abu Suleiman al-Muwahhad, entering holding an explosive belt under his clothes.

Stay informed with MEE's newsletters

Sign up to get the latest alerts, insights and analysis, starting with Turkey Unpacked

Middle East Eye delivers independent and unrivalled coverage and analysis of the Middle East, North Africa and beyond. To learn more about republishing this content and the associated fees, please fill out this form. More about MEE can be found here.