Thursday, September 24, 2015

At least 15 people have been killed following A suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Yemen's capital, Sanaa

Houthis celebrate the first anniversary of their takeover of Sanaa, 21 Sept
One suicide bomber reportedly detonated explosives inside the mosque and as people fled a second bomber set off explosives at the entrance.
Some reports have put the death toll higher, and many people have been injured.Sanaa has been hit by a series of bomb attacks, many of them claimed by the so-called Islamic State militant group, which follows its own extreme version of Sunni Islam.No-one has yet said they carried out the latest attack.
In the news,BBC said,Two explosions struck the al-Balili mosque during prayers for the Eid al-Adha holiday
Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi arrives in Aden, Yemen (22 September 2015)
The attack comes two days after Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi returned to the southern city of Aden from exile in Saudi Arabia.
He had fled in March following gains by Houthi rebels, who have since been targeted by a Saudi-led coalition.
The coalition, along with loyalist forces, have pushed back the Houthis from some areas, including Aden.
However the Houthis - Shia Muslim rebels from the north of the country - still control the capital.
The UN says almost 4,900 people, including more than 2,200 civilians, have been killed in Yemen in fighting on the ground and air strikes since 26 March.

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