At least 25 people died and 202 others suffered injuries in a powerful bomb blast during Friday prayers at the Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in the Al-Sawaber area of Kuwait today, official sources said.
The blast took place at a time when the mosque was crowded with Friday worshippers, a statment from the Ministry of Interior said.
The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals in the city, the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said.
The Ministry declared that it was determined to track down the perpetrators of the blast and bring them to justice as soon as possible.
It conveyed its condolences to the families of the victims.
Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and other dignitaries visited the scene of the blast and saw for themselves the damage caused by the explosion.
The blast took place on a day when, in two other incidents, an attack on an American gas factory near Lyon in France in which one person was decapicitated and another in Tunisia, where gunmen opened fire at a beach resort, leaving 27 people dead.