Kuwaiti court upholds death sentence in mosque bombing

Kuwait City: Kuwait’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death sentence awarded to the main suspect of last year’s deadly bombing of a Shia mosque, the media reported.

The court confirmed the verdict of the Kuwaiti appeals court sentencing to death Abdulrahman Sabah Edan, who drove the suicide bomber to the Shia Imam al-Sadiq mosque on June 26 last year, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack that left 26 people killed and 227 others injured.

The court also upheld jail terms between two and 15 years against other defendants in the case.

It also upheld commuting the death penalty against another main suspect Fahd Farag Nassar to 15 years in jail.