Scores of civilians were martyred and injured as a twin suicide bombings, claimed by the Takfiri group ISIL, targeted a Mosque in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
Security sources told al-Manar that a suicide bomber was involved in the terrorist attack, noting that he was wearing an explosive belt and targeted worshippers leaving the mosque in the northern Jarraf district.
A bomb-laden vehicle then exploded, targeting the first aid volunteers who rushed to the scene to aid the injured people.
Health ministry spokesman said that the number of martyrs reached 20, adding that dozens were injured in the attack.
The Takfiri group, ISIL (so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Levant) which has claimed similar bombings in the past, said a man named Qusai al-Sanaani blew himself inside the mosque and that a bomb-laden vehicle parked nearby subsequently exploded.
The attack was to “avenge against the Rafidah,” said the statement on Twitter, referring to Shiites, (Rafidah is a term used by Takfiris).