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Kuwait tightens security as emir attends joint prayers

A Kuwaiti man is searched by security members outside the Sunni Grand Mosque as Sunni and Shiite worshipers arrive to perform Friday prayers together in an act of solidarity in Kuwait City on July 3, 2015Kuwait deployed unprecedented security measures around Shiite mosques for Friday prayers following last week’s deadly bombing, as the emir attended rare Shiite-Sunni joint ceremony in a show of unity. Shiite mosques in Kuwait City were completely cordoned off and roads leading to them were closed to traffic as security men and volunteers stood guard, an AFP reporter said. A Saudi suicide bomber from the Islamic State group blew himself in a Shiite mosque last Friday killing 26 people and wounding 227 others in the worst bombing in the history of Kuwait.

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