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Car bomb attack claims three lives in Yemen's Sana'a

Iran Press TV

Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:17PM

At least three people have been reportedly killed in a car bomb attack in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a.

According to local media reports, the deadly bomb attack took place near a mosques in an area in the southwestern part of the city.

At least six people also sustained injuries in the bomb blast.

The ISIL Takfiri group has claimed responsibility for the deadly bomb attack, Lebanon's al-Mayadeen satellite TV reported.

On June 29, the terrorist group also claimed responsibility for a bombing which reportedly killed nearly 30 people in the Yemeni capital. The Takfiri 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.

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

The Wednesday bombing in the capital comes as the crisis in the impoverished Arab country continues unabated with Saudi Arabia bombarding different areas there.

According to the latest media reports, Saudi warplanes bombarded the southwestern province of Lahij, the western province of Hudaydah, the southwestern province of Dhale, the northern province of Sa'ada, the southern province of Aden, the northern province of Hajjah, and the central province of Ma'rib on Tuesday.

More than four months of the Saudi airstrikes have caused severe shortages in basic necessities and nine million people remain in dire need of immediate assistance across Yemen.

On March 26, Saudi Arabia began its military aggression against Yemen – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, an ally of Riyadh.

According to UN figures, the Saudi war has killed nearly 1,900 civilians since late March. However, local sources have given a much higher number of fatalities, with some of them putting the total death toll at nearly 5,000.



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