Norway condemns attack on Kuwait mosque

‘I condemn today’s terrorist attack on a mosque in Kuwait City. An attack on people gathered for prayer is a monstrous and ruthless act of violence. Our thoughts go to the families of the victims,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

The attack on a Shia mosque in Kuwait’s capital city is being described in the media as the worst terrorist attack in the country’s history. At least 25 people are reported to have been killed and a large number injured. A group affiliated to ISIL has claimed responsibility for the attack.  

‘If it is true that ISIL is behind this attack, it will confirm once again the danger ISIL represents beyond its core areas of activity in Syria and Iraq. The international community must stand together to respond to the common threat posed by the spread of violent extremism,’ Mr Brende said.