ISIS claimed responsibility in an online statement for three deadly bomb attacks that hit mosques crowded with worshippers in the Yemeni capital today. They warning that the attacks were “just the tip of the iceberg.”
Press TV reports: At least 142 people have been killed and nearly 351 wounded after three bomb attacks hit mosques crowded with worshippers in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, in quick succession.
Witnesses said two bombers carried out an attack inside the Badr mosque in southern Sana’a during midday prayers on Friday.
One walked inside the mosque and detonated his explosive device, causing panic and making dozens of worshippers rush toward the outside gates. A second bomber then attacked at the gate as panicked worshippers tried to flee.
A third bomber targeted al-Hashoosh mosque in northern Sana’a. One witness at the mosque said the force of the explosion threw him a couple of meters away.