2 Indians among 26 killed in Kuwait mosque attack


Kuwait City, Jun 28: Two Indians were among 26 people killed in an ISIS suicide attack at a Shia mosque here, according to Indian Embassy, which asked the Indian nationals to take precautions for their safety and security in Kuwait.

"The Embassy regrets to inform about the death of two Indian nationals in the bomb blast at Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait on June 26," the Indian mission said in a statement. Both the victims Rizwan Husain (31) and Ibne Abbas (25) were taking part in the prayers when they died, it said. While Husain, a resident of Walipur village in Sultanpur district of UP, was working as a watchman in the Mosque, Abbas from Jalalpur in Ambedkar Nagar of UP was employed as driver. Their bodies would be buried in the holy city of Najaf in Iraq as per their family-wishes, sources said. Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sunil Jain visited the injured Indians who were admitted at Amiri Hospital. "The conditions of all the injured Indians are stable and some of the injured have been discharged from hospital after first aid," an embassy official told to media.

A suicide bomber struck the mosque on Friday during noon prayers, killing 26 people and injuring 227 in an attack claimed by the Islamic State.

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