Sanaa, Yemen (CNN)Suicide bombers on Friday attacked two mosques frequented by Houthi rebels who recently seized control of the capital, killing 120 people and injuring more than 300 others, two Houthi officials said.
The blasts happened at Al Badr mosque and Al Hashoosh mosque in Sanaa, both of which serve members of the minority Zaidi sect of Shiite Islam — the sect followed by the Houthi rebels who recently took control of the capital and forced President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi to flee.
No group has claimed responsibility yet, but al-Qaeda operatives have carried out attacks like these in the past
ADEN, Yemen — A television network owned by Yemen’s Shiite rebels says a total of 137 people were killed and 345 injured in quadruple suicide bombings that hit a pair of mosques controlled by the rebels in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital.
Al-Masirah TV raised the death toll on Friday hours after the attacks, making it the deadliest violence to hit the fragile war-torn country.