الأربعاء , يونيو 17 2020

Suicide attacks hit Yemen mosques

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Suicide bombers have blown themselves up at two mosques in the centre of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, killing at least 16 people, reports say.

Worshippers were attending noon prayers at the Badr and al-Hashoosh mosques when at least two bombers struck.

The mosques are used mainly by supporters of the Zaidi Shia Houthi rebel movement, which controls Sanaa.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility, but al-Qaeda’s local offshoot frequently targets Houthis.

The attacks come a day after deadly clashes in the southern city of Aden, between forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and those supporting his predecessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Warplanes flown by pro-Houthi pilots later targeted the presidential palace in Aden.

Mr Hadi fled the capital for Aden last month after the rebels placed him under effective house arrest and declared that a “presidential council” would rule the country for a transitional period.

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