Wilayat Sanaa claim responsibility for suicide bombing at a mosque in capital of Yemen

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Al Rodaini in Yemen tweeted the image above stating,

“Pic from Belaili’s mosque after being attacked by a suicide bomber among Eid prayers this morning.  “

At least 29 people have been killed today as they attended morning prayers for Eid al-Adha at the al-Bolayli mosque in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, located in an area where support is strong for Shiite rebels known as Houthis.

Al Jazeera stated, “witnesses reported that after a first blast inside the mosque, a second suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt at the entrance as worshippers rushed outside. Reuters reported that according to security sources the bomber was dressed as a woman. This is the sixth such attack in recent months.

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Wilayat Sanaa affiliated with Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack.  They claimed, the attack on those IS term “rejectionists” was “part of a series of military operations to revenge Muslims against Houthis.” They stated,

“in a security operation facilitated by God as part of the acts of revenge for Muslims from the rejectionist Houthis, brother Abu Omar al-Hadidi waded into a crowd of apostate Houthis at al-Balili temple, detonated his suicide belt causing dozens to perish or to be injured.”

An earlier attack on a mosque took place on May 22nd 2015 also claimed by IS, 

Yuri Bamin, a Russian analyst with an interest in the Gulf region tweeted,

Another bomb goes off, this time in a Shia mosque in Sana Yemen 13 injured. IS(Islamic State) claims responsibility

See,

“Saudi Arabia, Shia mosque targeted in suicide bombing Qatif and mosque attacked in Sanaa, Yemen”

https://activist1.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/saudi-arabia-shia-mosque-targeted-in-suicide-bombing-qatif-and-mosque-attacked-in-sanaa-yemen/

See also.

“Yemen: Islamic State claims responsibility for mosque bombings in Saana which kills 140 people injuring hundreds”

https://activist1.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/yemen-islamic-state-claim-responsibility-for-mosque-bombings-in-sanaa-which-kill-140-people-injuring-hundreds/

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights, WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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