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Twin suicide blasts kill at least 10, injure dozens in Yemeni capital

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 01:17

Islamic State in Yemen claims responsibility for the attack, which happened just as just worshippers were performing prayers for the Eid al-Adha holiday. Mana Rabiee reports.

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It was a twin bomb attack... two blasts in quick succession at this Sanaa mosque, just as worshippers were performing prayers for the Eid al-Adha holiday. Security sources say multiple worshippers were killed when a suicide bomber dressed as a woman blew himself up, also injuring at least 36 others. Sunni Islamic State in Yemen has taken responsibility for the attack, saying it was aimed at Shi'ite Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who run the mosque and who seized the capital a year ago. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) EYEWITNESS, AHMAD AL-RADAI, SAYING: "I am shocked by this, I've never seen anything like this before, never seen such fear in my life. Enough, I can't express to you anymore." The attack came two days after Yemen's exiled president, Abd-Rabuu Mansour Hadi, returned to Yemen's second city, Aden, after six months in exile. Hadi's return is the most concrete sign yet that a Saudi-led military coalition aiming to oust the Houthis and return him to power is making some progress. .. even as Islamic State exploits the fighting there to expand its own operations.

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Twin suicide blasts kill at least 10, injure dozens in Yemeni capital

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 01:17