Yemen

Five killed in ISIL bomb attack on Shia mosque in Sana’a

At least five people are killed and seven more injured in a car bombing near a Shia mosque in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.

The ISIL Takfiri group claimed responsibility for the Monday attack in the al-Jeraf neighborhood of the Yemeni capital.

On July 7, at least one person was killed and five others were wounded in an ISIL terrorist bomb attack on a Shia mosque in the capital.

According to security officials, a car bomb exploded outside the al-Raoudh mosque in southeast Sana’a as worshipers were leaving after prayers.

On June 20, a car bomb went off near Kobbat al-Mehdi Shia mosque in Sana’a, killing three people and injuring seven others.

ISIL, which has seized parts of land in Iraq, Syria and Libya, claimed responsibility for the attack several hours after it occurred.

The terrorist bombings are carried out amid a relentless Saudi military campaign that started without a UN mandate against Yemen on March 26 in an attempt to undermine the Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Based on UN figures, 3,261 people have been killed, 1,670 of whom were civilians in the Saudi onslaught. However local sources put the death toll at over 4,500.

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