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Daesh bomb attacks kill 29 in Yemen mosque during Eid al-Adha prayers

Iran Press TV

Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:14AM

Twin bomb attacks by the Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) militant group have killed at least 29 people in a mosque during Eid al-Adha prayers in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a, reports say.

According to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV network on Thursday, two terrorists blew themselves up at the al-Balili Mosque in al-Safia neighborhood in Sana'a, leaving the 29 worshipers dead and many others injured.

Reports said that the assailants managed to enter the mosque wearing women's clothes.

Over the past months, the Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group has conducted several bomb attacks against mosques in Sana'a.

A car bomb went off near Qubat al-Mahdi Mosque in the Old City of Sana'a on June 20, killing three people and injuring seven others. The bombing also inflicted damage on the Shia mosque and nearby buildings. On July 17, several blasts targeted three mosques as well as the political office of the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Sana'a, killing at least 31 people.

Iran condemns attack

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham has condemned the deadly terrorist attack and offered Iran's condolences to the families of the victims.

Afkham also pointed to Saudi Arabia's military aggression against the Yemeni people, saying it has resulted in the rising presence of Takfiri terrorist groups in the impoverished country.

The Iranian official further urged the international community to fulfill its responsibility toward the crisis in Yemen and adopt the necessary measures to end the Saudi war against the Arab state.

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