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September 2, 2015
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28 die in Yemen mosque bombing claimed by Daesh

28 die in Yemen mosque bombing claimed by Daesh
Sanaa: A suicide bomber hit a mosque in the Yemeni capital Wednesday, killing at least 28 people in the latest such attack to be claimed by the Daesh group.

The attack came hours after the Red Cross said a gunman killed two of its Yemeni employees in the war-torn country´s rebel-held north in a "deliberate" attack.

The Daesh group said a man identified as Qusai al-Sanaani blew himself inside the mosque in the northern Jarraf district after sunset prayers.

In a statement on Twitter, Daesh added that a bomb-laden vehicle parked nearby exploded as medics arrived on the scene.

Medical officials said at least 28 people were killed and 75 wounded, and the rebel website said that figure was "not final".

Body parts were blown several metres (yards) away from the scene and nearby buildings were damaged, witnesses said.

They reported heavy deployment of Huthi gunmen, who set up new checkpoints across the capital right after the bombings.

Jarraf district is home to many senior Huthi figures, and the Al-Muayad mosque is among their main places of worship in Sanaa. (AFP)
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