Daesh claims responsibility for mosque bombing in Yemen’s Sanaa

Published September 24th, 2015 - 01:51 GMT
Houthi rebels check the Balili Mosque in the capital Sanaa, following an explosion on Sept. 24, 2015 on the first day of Eid al-Adha. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
Houthi rebels check the Balili Mosque in the capital Sanaa, following an explosion on Sept. 24, 2015 on the first day of Eid al-Adha. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)

Daesh (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Yemen's capital Sanaa, AFP reported Thursday.

At least 25 people were killed and dozens more wounded in the explosion, which targeted Shiite Houthi rebels Daesh has called "infidels" at the Balili Mosque.

Witnesses said the mosque was the rebels' place of worship and is located near a police academy. 

Daesh has exploited the conflict in Yemen since the Saudi-led coalition began conducting airstrikes in late March. 


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