Kuwait Suicide Bomber: “We Are Watching You”

The bomber who killed 27 people in Kuwait threatened Shiites in a posthumous message

Jun 29, 2015 at 6:05 AM ET

The Saudi Arabian branch of the Islamic State released a posthumous audio statement Monday by a man it identified as Abu Sleiman al-Muwahad, the suicide bomber who blew himself up Friday at a Shiite mosque, killing 27 people.

In the recording, al-Muwahhad called Shiites the enemy of Allah everywhere, especially in Kuwait, and warned them of worse to come: “Soon you will receive bad tidings. Soon you will see something amazing,” he said. “You will see blood and death. The next will be worse and (more) bitter. We are watching you.”

The name ISIS used to describe the bomber—Abu Sleiman al-Muwahad—is a jihadi name, not his legal identify. Kuwaiti officials have identified the man as Fahad Suleiman Abdulmohsen al-Gabbaa, a Saudi Arabian national they said was born in 1992.

The bomber arrived in Kuwait from Bahrain just a few hours before completing his mission and had no background indicating he planned to wage an attack, the Associated Press reported.

Translation: “The soldier of the Caliphate, Abu Muhammad al-Muwahhad.”

Read More:

Kuwait Identifies Suicide Bomber in Mosque Attack (The New York Times)
Bloody Friday: ISIS Celebrates Terror Attacks In France, Tunisia, Kuwait (Vocativ)