Kuwait declared an “all-out confrontation” with terrorism, as the death toll of the terrorists attack which hit a Mosque on Friday rose to 27 martyrs.
The interior ministry said an unspecified number of suspects were held for questioning in connection with the attack that shocked the society of this small oil-rich Gulf state. No details were provided.
The cabinet announced after an emergency meeting that all security agencies and police have been placed on alert to confront what it called “black terror”.
“The cabinet stresses that it will take whatever measures necessary to root out this scourge, and declares a relentless all-out confrontation with these terrorists,” said a statement after the meeting.
It also declared Saturday a day of mourning.
For his part, Health minister Ali al-Obaidi told Kuwait Television the number of dead had risen to 27 in addition to 227 wounded in the first ever suicide attack on Shiite mosques in the Gulf state.
The funerals of those martyred in the attack will take place on Wednesday.
An ISIL-affiliated group in Saudi Arabia, calling itself Najd Province, claimed responsibility for the terrorist blast, saying militant Abu Suleiman al-Muwahhid bombed the mosque.
ISIL (so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Levant), is a Takfiri group which operates in Iraq and Syria.