Arab Countries Looking to Increase Security after Suicide Bomber Kills 26
Gulf Arab countries face rising tensions due to conflicts between Sunnis and Shiites
- By Matt Holden
- Jun 29, 2015
After a suicide bomber killed 26 worshippers at a mosque in Kuwait, Gulf Arab nations are looking at adding more security.
Bahrain plans to install security cameras at places of worship, and Kuwait’s cabinet is in the process of adding new security laws after the attack. Saudi officials will install security cameras at “important mosques” according to one report.
“What is happening in Iraq and Syria has an impact on all the Gulf states. This has led to polarization among certain groups,” said John Jenkins, executive director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies-Middle East. “The problem now is the wider regional context.”
The bombing was one of four major attacks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on the same day.
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.