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    At least 20 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a twin suicide attack at a Shiite mosque in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa

    Twin Bomb Attacks Target Yemeni Capital Mosque: 20 Killed, Many Injured

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    At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured in a twin suicide attack at a Shiite mosque in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

    A suicide bomber set off an explosive belt inside the al-Mayed mosque in northern Sanaa during the sunset prayer.

    15 minutes later a car has exploded outside the mosque, according to eyewitnesses.

    As a result at least 20 people were killed and 40 people injured, a medical source told Sputnik.

    No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the two blasts yet.

    A conflict between Houthi rebels and governmental forces, which started in March, has led to a dire humanitarian situation in the country.

    Since the start of the conflict, the ICRC medical organization has been providing vital humanitarian support to around one million people in Aden, the biggest city in southern Yemen under governmental control, according to the ICRC.

    The organization temporarily suspended its work in Aden following an attack on the organization’s employees on August 24, however its activities, including the provision of food, water and medical care, are continuing throughout the rest of Yemen, according to the organization.


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