Yemen mosque bombings kill at least 77

Yemen mosque bombings kill at least 77

SANAA (YEMEN): At least 77 people were killed and 121 others wounded on Friday in triple suicide bombings that targeted mosques attended by Shia Huthi militiamen in the Yemeni capital, witnesses said.

One bomb exploded inside Badr mosque in southern Sanaa, and was followed by another at the gate as worshippers fled, witnesses said.

The third suicide bomber targeted Al-Hashahush mosque in northern Sanaa. The Huthi militia’s Al-Massira television said hospitals in the capital had made urgent appeals for blood donations.

This is the second such incident of bombing this year. In January a car bomb killed 40 people and wounded dozens more at a police academy in Sanaa as recruits lined up to register.

Yemen’s top security body blamed al-Qaida for that blast although a leader of the jihadist network denied responsibility. The Huthis overran Sanaa in September and have since tightened their grip on power.

Their attempts to extend their control into other areas have been met by deadly resistance from Sunni tribes and al-Qaida. the Yemen, a front line in the US war on al-Qaida, has descended into chaos since the 2012 ouster of longtime strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been accused of backing the Huthis.

President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi escaped Huthi house arrest in Sanaa last month and fled to the southern city of Aden.

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