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Security checks ahead of Friday prayers

Following a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait last week, security checks have been performed before Friday prayers in various mosques in Bahrain and Kuwait.

Security checks ahead of Friday prayers
Bahraini security forces man a checkpoint as Shiite Muslims walk towards a mosque for Friday prayers in the village of Diraz, west of the capital Manama, on July 3, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Security checks ahead of Friday prayers
Bahraini security forces man a checkpoint as Shiite Muslims walk towards a mosque for Friday prayers in the village of Diraz, west of the capital Manama, on July 3, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Security checks ahead of Friday prayers
A member of the Bahraini security forces stands guard at a checkpoint as Shiite Muslims walk towards a mosque for Friday prayers in the village of Diraz, west of the capital Manama, on July 3, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Security checks ahead of Friday prayers
Kuwaiti Sunni and Shiite men are searched by security members outside the Sunni Grand Mosque as they arrive to perform Friday prayers together in an act of solidarity in Kuwait City on July 3, 2015. Kuwait's ministry of Awqaf and Islamic affairs called on Kuwaitis of all sects to perform the Friday prayer together as a show of national unity following a suicide bombing at a Shiite Mosque the previous week. (AFP/Getty Images)
Security checks ahead of Friday prayers
A Kuwaiti man is searched by security members outside the Sunni Grand Mosque as Sunni and Shiite worshipers arrive to perform Friday prayers together in an act of solidarity in Kuwait City on July 3, 2015. Kuwait's ministry of Awqaf and Islamic affairs called on Kuwaitis of all sects to perform the Friday prayer together as a show of national unity following a suicide bombing at a Shiite Mosque the previous week. (AFP/Getty Images)
Security checks ahead of Friday prayers
Kuwaiti Sunni and Shiite men are searched by security members outside the Sunni Grand Mosque as they arrive to perform Friday prayers together in an act of solidarity in Kuwait City on July 3, 2015. Kuwait's ministry of Awqaf and Islamic affairs called on Kuwaitis of all sects to perform the Friday prayer together as a show of national unity following a suicide bombing at a Shiite Mosque the previous week. (AFP/Getty Images)
Security checks ahead of Friday prayers
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (2L) and parliament speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim (R) arrive to perform Friday prayers as Sunni and Shiite worshipers gathered together to pray in an act of solidarity at Kuwait's Sunni Grand Mosque in Kuwait City on July 3, 2015. Kuwait's ministry of Awqaf and Islamic affairs called on Kuwaitis of all sects to perform the Friday prayers together as a show of national unity following a suicide bombing at a Shiite Mosque the previous week. (AFP/Getty Images)
Security checks ahead of Friday prayers
Kuwaiti Sunni and Shiite worshipers perform Friday prayers together in an act of solidarity at Kuwait's Sunni Grand Mosque in Kuwait City on July 3, 2015. Kuwait's ministry of Awqaf and Islamic affairs called on Kuwaitis of all sects to perform the Friday prayer together as a show of national unity following a suicide bombing at a Shiite Mosque the previous week. (AFP/Getty Images)