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Isis kill 27 in suicide bomb attack on Shia mosque in Kuwait

Twenty seven people have died after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a packed mosque in Kuwait City.

Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place at the Imam al-Sadeq Mosque during Friday prayers.

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Islamic State release clip of Kuwait suicide bomber

Islamic State has released an audio clip purporting to be a posthumous statement by a militant who killed 27 people in a suicide bombing attack on a Kuwait mosque on Friday.

The attacker targeted Shi'ite Muslims Credit: Reuters

The statement consisted largely of Koranic verses and was released on social media channels used by Islamic State, Reuters reported.

The speaker criticises Shi'ite Muslims and says they can expect revenge for what he terms insulting Islam.

Kuwaiti authorities have identified the bomber as Fahd Suliman Abdul-Muhsen al-Qabaa, a Saudi. Reuters was unable to immediately verify the authenticity of the statement.

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