Deadly blast rocks mosque in Yemen, leaves 25 dead

    Deadly blast rocks mosque in Yemen, leaves 25 dead

    Sept.24, Sanaa: At least 25 people have been killed and dozens other injured when a large explosion rocked at a mosque in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. 

    The blast took place at the al-Balili mosque during prayers for the Eid al-Adha holiday, security sources said. The mosque is close to a police academy in the capital. There were reports suggesting that the attack was carried out by two suicide bombers.

    The explosion 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, has pushed back the Houthis from some areas, including Aden.

    Sanaa has witnessed a string of bombings of Shia mosques in recent months claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group that considers Shia muslims to be heretics.
    The Oslo Times


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