Yemen: Mosque suicide bombings kill at least 28 people, attack claimed by Islamic State
At least 28 people have been killed and 50 wounded when two suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, local medics said.
Witnesses said the bombings were carried out by a man wearing an explosive belt and another driving a bomb-laden vehicle and targeted worshippers leaving the mosque in the Jarraf district in northern Sanaa.
Islamic State’s Yemen branch have since claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement on Twitter.
A spokesman from the Houthi-controlled health ministry said the casualty toll was a preliminary figure.