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ISIL claims responsibility for bombing in Yemeni capital

Iran Press TV

Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:32AM

The Takfiri ISIL terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the recent bombing in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, which reportedly killed 28 people.

The terrorist group claimed in an online statement that it was behind the deadly bomb attack that targeted the residence of two leaders of the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Sana'a on Monday night.

Security officials close to the Houthis said the car bomb went off behind a military hospital in Sana'a, and targeted Ansarullah leaders Faisal and Hamid Jayash during a gathering to mourn the death of a family member.

Medics said at least 28 people, including eight women, lost their lives in the act of violence. A number of others sustained injuries. The figures have not been officially confirmed, however.

There were no reports on whether the two Ansarullah leaders were among the casualties.

ISIL claimed a June 20 car bombing against Qubat al-Mahdi Mosque in the Yemeni capital, which killed three people and wounded 16 others.

The terrorist attacks by ISIL come amid ongoing military strikes by Saudi Arabia, which are also meant to undermine the Ansarullah movement and restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, an ally of Riyadh.


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