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2 Indians among 26 killed in attack in Kuwait mosque

2 Indians among 26 killed in attack in Kuwait mosque

“The conditions of all the injured Indians are stable and some of the injured have been discharged from hospital after first aid,” an embassy official said.



By (PTI)

Published: Sun 28 Jun 2015, 6:18 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:07 PM

Kuwait City – Two Indians were among 26 people killed in a Daesh attack at a Shia mosque, according to Indian Embassy, which asked the Indian nationals to take precautions for their safety and security in Kuwait.

“The Embassy regrets to inform about the death of two Indian nationals in the bomb blast at Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait on June 26,” the Indian mission said in a statement.

Both the victims - Rizwan Husain (31) and Ibne Abbas (25) - were taking part in the prayers when they died, it said.

While Husain, a resident of Walipur village in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, was working as a watchman at the mosque, Abbas from Jalalpur in Ambedkar Nagar of Uttar Pradesh was employed as driver.

Their bodies would be buried in Najaf as per their family’s wishes, sources said.

Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sunil Jain visited the injured Indians who were admitted at Amiri Hospital.

“The conditions of all the injured Indians are stable and some of the injured have been discharged from hospital after first aid,” an embassy official told PTI.

A suicide bomber struck the mosque on Friday during noon prayers, killing 26 people and injuring 227 in an attack claimed by the Daesh militant group.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had condemned the “cowardly” attack in Kuwait, saying the progress of humanity lies in peace and brotherhood instead of hatred and mindless violence. 


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