Twin suicide bombings target Houthi-run mosque in Yemen: witnesses – Reuters


SANAA Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mosque run by Yemen’s Houthi group in the capital Sanaa on Thursday, the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, causing many casualties, witnesses said.

The Houthis Ansarullah group’s website said at least 10 people were killed in the attack, targeting al-Balili mosque in Sanaa’s al-Safya district.

The bombing came as Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid al-Adha — the feast of sacrifice — which Muslims mark by prayers in congregation at mosques.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari in Sanaa and Omar Fahmy in Cairo; Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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