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Saudis hold demo in solidarity with Kuwaitis over terrorist attack


People in Saudi Arabia have taken to the streets to express solidarity with the people of Kuwait over a recent terrorist attack targeting Shia worshippers in a Kuwaiti mosque.

On Sunday, the demonstrators in the Qatif region of Eastern Province slammed the deadly bombing at Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City, which was carried out on Friday during weekly prayers.

Waving black flags in mourning, the Saudi ralliers denounced the terrorist act. The participants also raised Kuwait’s national flag, and held banners with writing that said their sorrow and suffering is the same as those of the Kuwaitis and that they both have common enemies.

Saudi demonstrators hold a banner on June 28, 2015 to express solidarity with Muslims in Kuwait over the killing of 27 Shia worshipers in a recent terror attack.

The messages on the placards also referred to a similar terrorist attack on a Shia mosque in Qatif, which claimed the lives of at least 21 people in May, stressing that those who lost their lives in Qatif and Kuwait were killed by the same enemy.

On Friday, an assailant detonated his explosives at Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City, killing at least 27 worshippers and injuring more than 220 others.

The Takfiri ISIL terrorist group claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack.

Shias make up around one-third of Kuwait’s population of 1.3 million.

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