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Police arrest Kuwaiti national, others for mosque bombing


KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Police in Kuwait say several people are now in custody in a deadly mosque bombing.

Authorities say a Kuwaiti citizen is among those suspected in the bombing at a Shiite mosque that killed 27 people. An upstart local affiliate of the Islamic State group is claiming claimed responsibility for the bombing Friday.

The announcement came just hours after thousands of people took part in a mass funeral procession yesterday for those killed in the country's first terror attack in more than two decades.

The Interior Ministry says one of the suspects arrested is a Kuwaiti man who was using his home as hideout for the others. Police said another suspect is from Kuwait's "bidoon" community, which is largely made up of descendants of desert nomads considered stateless by the government. They have long claimed they are deprived of citizenship and rights.

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