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Kuwait court awards death to seven in mosque bombing

  • Seven persons were awarded death on Tuesday for the Islamic State-claimed bombing of a Kuwait mosque in June that left 27 people dead, media reported.

    Eight other suspects were given prison sentences ranging from two to 15 years by a Kuwaiti criminal court. Fourteen other defendants were acquitted.

    The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the June 26 bombing, when a Saudi suicide bomber blew himself up inside the Imam al-Sadeq mosque here. (Source: IANS)