KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT – Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) paid respects to the Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah at a memorial in Kuwait City last night. The suicide attack at the Imam al Sadiq Mosque killed 27 people and wounded 227. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken credit for the bombing.

Congressman Lynch is the leading Democrat on the House National Security Subcommittee and is part of a delegation reviewing security issues across the Middle East.

“I offer my deepest sympathy and prayers to the victims, their families and the people of Kuwait at this difficult time. The attacks against the innocent worshippers at Imam al Sadiq Mosque is a cowardly act of brutality that must be condemned by all freedom-loving people,” said Congressman Lynch.