Series of explosions in mosques claim lives of at least 55 people in Yemen

20 march 2015 | 15:40

The attacks were directed against the Shiite Houthi radical group.

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Suicide bombers have attacked two mosques in the capital of Yemen, Sana'a. Bombers blew themselves up during the noon prayer at the Badr and Al-Hashahush mosques located at the opposite ends of the city, say witnesses and officials.

According to Deutsche Welle, the exact death toll is unknown. Some of the sources report of 55 dead and dozens wounded.

Shia rebels, known as Houthi, mostly pray in these mosques. In September 2014, the rebels seized control of the city. They are allies of the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and take pro-Iranian position.

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On January 22, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi resigned after his residency had been stormed by the Shia rebels.

On January 7, a powerful explosion took place near the Police College. At least 50 people were killed as a result of a car bomb explosion.

Source: Deutsche Welle

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