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Kuwait discloses bomber's identity

suicide bomber Fahad Suleiman Abdulmohsen Al-Gabbaa
suicide bomber Fahad Suleiman Abdulmohsen Al-Gabbaa

KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Interior on Sunday revealed identity of the bomber who attacked a mosque packed with worshippers on Friday saying he was a Saudi who came to Kuwait by air.

The Ministry of Interior, in a statement, said the suicide bomber who blew himself up on Friday at Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Al-Sawaber district was a Saudi citizen, named Fahad Suleiman Abdulmohsen Al-Gabbaa.

Al-Gabbaa entered the country at dawn on Friday, the same day the attack took place, the MoI said in the official statement, adding that he arrived in the country by air and entered through Kuwait International Airport.
The MoI will disclose further information about investigations into the Friday bombing.
Security personnel are currently searching for "accomplices in this blatant crime," the statement said.
Kuwait witnessed a horrific bombing attack on Friday, when the suicide attacker entered Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Al-Sawaber, in the heart of the capital, and set off explosives strapped to his body.
Twenty-seven people died and 227 others were wounded in the fiery attack. Kuwait, yesterday, laid the martyrs to rest, and the top leaders, namely His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, received condolences on the killing of the innocent.

Later, the MoI said the suicide bomber who attacked the mosque on Friday was born in 1992. (end) rk