Friday, March 20, 2015

At Least 137 Dead After Suicide Blasts Hit Mosques In Yemeni Capital


A group claiming to be a Yemeni branch of the Islamic State group says it carried out a string of suicide bombings in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, that killed a total of 137 people and injured 345 others.


Yemenis carry a body of a man killed in a bomb attack in a mosque in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, March 20, 2015


Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, stand near a damaged car after a bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, March 20, 2015


Houthi fighters stand near a damaged car after suicide attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, March 20, 2015

The group posted an online statement saying that five suicide bombers carried out what it described as a "blessed operation" against the "dens of the Shiites." The bombers attacked the Badr and al-Hashoosh mosques, located across town from each other, during midday Friday prayers.


A man looks at a damaged car after a suicide attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, March 20, 2015


Bodies of people killed in a suicide attack during the noon prayer are covered in blankets in a mosque in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, March 20, 2015


The victim of a suicide attack during the noon prayer is covered in a blanket in a mosque in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, March 20, 2015

The claim, posted in an online statement, could not immediately be independently confirmed and offered no proof of an IS role. It was posted on the same website in which the Islamic State affiliate in Libya claimed responsibility for Wednesday's deadly attack on a museum in Tunisia.