Saudi Arabian state news agencies reported Tuesday three Saudi brothers were arrested for their connection to the Kuwait City bombing June 26 that killed 27 people. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.
The three brothers were “parties to the crime of the sinful terrorist bombing that targeted the Imam al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait,” the SPA state news agency cited a security spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry as saying.
The Saudi brothers were identified as Majed, Mohammed and Faisal al-Zahrani. Majed and Mohammed al-Zahrani allegedly drove across the border into Kuwait the day before the attack and carried the explosives in an ice cooler, Kuwait’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. The explosives were the same type used in two suicide bombings May 22 and May 29 in Shiite mosques in eastern Saudi Arabia.