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.
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
“Saudi Arabia, Shia mosque targeted in suicide bombing Qatif and mosque attacked in Sanaa, Yemen”
“Yemen: Islamic State claims responsibility for mosque bombings in Saana which kills 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”.