Huge crowds of mourners converged on the Al-Sulaibikhat cemetery Saturday to bury the dead from the terrorist blast that targeted worshippers at a mosque yesterday. Among the crowds, besides Kuwaiti natives and foreign residents, were mourners from the GCC states, some who might have lost a loved one in the tragic incident at Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque.
These massive throngs of mourners is a vivid testimony to the unity and cohesiveness of the people of Kuwait at times of crises, said Speaker of the Parliament Marzouq Al-Ghanim, in a press statement at the cemetery. The objective of the criminal terrorist act failed miserably, he said, since it sought to sow the seeds of division and sectarian strife among the society, but as the huge turnout of mourners shows today, this society rejects all divisions and sectarian rifts.
Mourners began gathering in the afternoon at a Shiite cemetery in a desert area west of the capital, where mosque authorities said the "Kuwait martyrs" will be laid to rest.
A statement said that condolences would be accepted for three days starting on Saturday at the Grand Mosque, the largest place of worship for Sunni Muslims, in a show of solidarity.