Kuwait blast
The scene at the Shia mosque in Kuwait where a blast occurred.Twitter/Miangul Abdulhaq ‏

A bomb blast killed several worshippers at a Shia mosque in Kuwait on Friday, coming days after similar attacks on Shiite mosques in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and Isis claimed responsibility for the latest attack as well. 

The blast occurred during the Friday prayers at the mosque in Kuwait City, the capital of Kuwait, even as Muslims are observing the holy month of Ramadan. 

At least 27 people have been killed, according to the Kuwait news agency, while more than 200 have been injured. 

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The blast occurred at the Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City's al-Sawabir district. It is one of the largest Shia mosques in the Middle Eastern nation. 

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Kuwait Shia mosque blast, according to Reuters.

The terror group's Saudi Arabia affiliate, called Najd Province, identified the suicide bomber as Abu Suleiman al-Muwahed, and said that the attack was on the 'temple of the rejectionists', a phrase the group uses to refer to Shia Muslims. 

The same group had claimed deadly attacks on Shia mosqeus in Saudi Arabia recently. 

Graphic images of dead bodies of worshippers were seen on social media. Sunni Islamists have mounted attacks on Shia mosques in the Gulf region in recent weeks.

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