Four car bombs hit rebel-held Yemeni capital, kill dozens

Published June 17th, 2015 - 05:23 GMT

Four car bombs hit three mosques and the headquarters of Houthi rebels in Sanaa, AFP reported, killing at least 31 and injuring dozens Wednesday. 

Security officials told Reuters the attacks his the rebels' political bureau, Hashush mosque in the Jiraf district, Kibsi mosque in the Zira district, and Qubat al-Khadra mosque. The attacks fall on the second day of UN-sponsored peace talks in Switzerland, where reports said not much progress has been made. 

On the same day, Houthi fighters blew up the former home of a senior leader in the exiled government, Abdel-Aziz Jubari, while he was attending talks in Geneva.

"This is regrettable that people's manners and behaviours can reach this point," Jubari told Reuters in Geneva.

The Shiite rebels stormed and gained control of the capital in September in its fight against the Yemeni government. 

Peace talks between Houthi delegation and fugitive President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi are taking place in Geneva this week in the hopes of brokering a Ramadan ceasefire.


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