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55 killed in twin blasts near Houthi mosques in Sanaa

UPDATE: The death toll in the attacks has now reached 120 and is rising. A further 200 people were injured during the Sanaa mosque blasts, the Houthis reported.

At least 55 people were killed today in two bombings targeting Houthi mosques in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, a medical source has said.

The two blasts struck the Badr and Al-Hashoush mosques frequented by supporters of the Shia Houthi militants, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter.

A Yemeni security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, suggested that the twin blasts might have been carried out by suicide bombers.

This is the first time for political violence to reach mosques in Sanaa since it was seized by the Houthis last September.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts.

 

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