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Kuwait mosque bomber had no terrorism background in Saudi Arabia, arrived via Bahrain

In this Saturday, June 27, 2015 photo, men arrange coffins draped with Kuwaiti flags belonging to a victim of a suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite mosque in Kuwait on Friday, as they arrive to Najaf Airport, for the funeral procession, in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, Iraq. Kuwaiti authorities on Sunday identified the suicide bomber behind an attack on a Shiite mosque that killed more than two dozens as a Saudi citizen who flew into the Gulf nation just hours before he blew himself up. (AP Photo/ Jaber al-Helo)

In this Saturday, June 27, 2015 photo, men arrange coffins draped with Kuwaiti flags belonging to a victim of a suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite mosque in Kuwait on Friday, as they arrive to Najaf Airport, for the funeral procession, in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, Iraq. Kuwaiti authorities on Sunday identified the suicide bomber behind an attack on a Shiite mosque that killed more than two dozens as a Saudi citizen who flew into the Gulf nation just hours before he blew himself up. (AP Photo/ Jaber al-Helo)  (The Associated Press)

Gulf authorities say the Saudi man who blew himself up in a Kuwaiti mosque last week arrived on a flight from the island nation of Bahrain and had no background suggesting he planned to carry out a terrorist attack.

The details released by Saudi and Bahraini authorities paint a fuller picture of the bomber in Friday's attack that killed 27 Shiite worshippers. Kuwaiti officials have identified him as Fahad Suleiman Abdulmohsen al-Gabbaa.

Bahrain's Interior Ministry said Monday that al-Gabbaa arrived on a Gulf Air flight from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, at 10:40 p.m. Thursday. He remained in transit for two and a half hours before boarding a connecting flight to Kuwait.

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said the bomber had no record with security forces or any background indicating terrorist activities.