Islamic State claims responsibility for Yemen mosque bombings

March 20, 2015 16:58

Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria, has claimed responsibility for suicide bomb attacks on two mosques used mainly by Shi'ite Muslims in Yemen on Friday, a statement on Twitter showed.

At least 87 people were killed and 260 people were wounded in the blasts in the capital Sanaa. Both mosques are known to be used mainly by supporters of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group which has seized control of the government.

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