His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah inspected Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in downtown Al-Sawaber area shortly following the blast that killed and injured several people during Friday prayers.
His Highness the Amir witnessed the aftermath of the blast that hit the mosque. The Ministry of Interior announced earlier the blast killed and injured several people. Videos distributed on social media showed the Amir inspecting the area surrounded by a security cordon.
The footage on state-run Kuwait Television showed him visibly moved by the scenes of carnage. The television showed footage of massive destruction caused by the blast, and people posted online horrific pictures of the dead and wounded.
The Kuwaiti cabinet went into an emergency meeting to discuss the incident, as the interior ministry raised the level of alert and mobilised all security forces.