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Kuwait police question suspects in Shiite mosque bombing as mourners prepare for mass funeral

  • Thousands of Sunnis and Shiites from across the country take part in a mass funeral procession for 27 people killed in a suicide bombing that targeted the Shiite Imam Sadiq Mosque a day earlier, at Kuwait's Grand Mosque in Kuwait city, Kuwait, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Police in Kuwait said they are interrogating a number of suspects with possible links to the suicide bombing, which was claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo)

    Thousands of Sunnis and Shiites from across the country take part in a mass funeral procession for 27 people killed in a suicide bombing that targeted the Shiite Imam Sadiq Mosque a day earlier, at Kuwait's Grand Mosque in Kuwait city, Kuwait, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Police in Kuwait said they are interrogating a number of suspects with possible links to the suicide bombing, which was claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Thousands of Sunnis and Shiites from across the country take part in a mass funeral procession for 27 people killed in a suicide bombing that targeted the Shiite Imam Sadiq Mosque a day earlier, at the Grand Mosque in Kuwait City, Kuwait, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Police in Kuwait said they are interrogating a number of suspects with possible links to the bombing, which was claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State group. Arabic writing on flag reads, "Ya Hussein." (AP Photo)

    Thousands of Sunnis and Shiites from across the country take part in a mass funeral procession for 27 people killed in a suicide bombing that targeted the Shiite Imam Sadiq Mosque a day earlier, at the Grand Mosque in Kuwait City, Kuwait, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Police in Kuwait said they are interrogating a number of suspects with possible links to the bombing, which was claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State group. Arabic writing on flag reads, "Ya Hussein." (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • People carry the body of a victim as they take part in a mass funeral procession for 27 people killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite mosque a day earlier, at the Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait city, Kuwait. Police said they are interrogating a number of suspects with possible links to the bombing, which was claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo)

    People carry the body of a victim as they take part in a mass funeral procession for 27 people killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite mosque a day earlier, at the Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait city, Kuwait. Police said they are interrogating a number of suspects with possible links to the bombing, which was claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Police in Kuwait say they have interrogated a number of suspects with possible links to the suicide bombing that killed 27 Shiite worshippers during midday Friday prayers.

An Interior Ministry statement on Saturday says that police have also arrested the owner of the car that was used by the suicide bomber to drive to the Shiite mosque, where he detonated his device once inside. Police did not say how many suspects are being interrogated.

An affiliate of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded more than 200 worshippers.

The government is helping plan a mass funeral on Saturday for those killed. Thousands of Sunnis and Shiites from across the country are expected to take part in the procession and prayer at Kuwait's Grand Mosque.