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Blast Kills 25 In Yemen Mosque

Posted: Sep 24, 2015 at 11:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


At least 25 worshippers have been killed in a bomb explosion in a mosque in Sanaa, Yemen, during the Eid prayers to mark this year’s Hajj.

The blast was caused by a suicide bomber in an attack targeting the Balili mosque, near a police academy, frequented by Huthi rebels and their supporters.

Eyewitnesses said there were multiple explosions, with a suicide detonating an explosives belt at the entrance as worshippers rushed outside.

According to the mosque’s head of security, Adnane Khaled, “We found a shoe bomb and explosives hidden in underwear and abandoned in the toilet.

“As the crowd rushed to leave the prayer room, a suicide bomber tried to force his way into the mosque. He was stopped at the entrance by a security officer and blew himself up.”