A suicide bomber targeted a Shiite mosque in Kuwait during Friday prayers today, killing at least four people and injuring several others.  An Islamic State affiliated group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place at the Imam Sadeq Mosque in Kuwait City. For context on sectarian relations in Kuwait see:

Sectarianism and authoritarianism in Kuwait” by Madeleine Wells

POMEPS Studies 4 “The Politics of Sectarianism” including:

“Kuwait takes a breather” by Kristin Smith Diwan and “Gulf charities and Syrian sectarianism” by William McCants

POMEPS Briefing 15 “Kuwait’s Moment of Truth” including:

“Ahistorical Kuwaiti sectarianism” by Lindsey Stephenson and “Kuwait’s balancing act” by Kristin Smith Diwan

The roots and future of sectarianism in the Gulf by Frederic M. Wehrey

Sectarianism after the Saudi mosque bombings” by Toby Matthiesen

Sectarianism in Kuwait

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