Suicide bombers attack mosques in Sanaa, Yemen
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The attacks targeted mosques used by supporters of the Ali Abdullah Saleh and now control Sanaa. The elected president, , has moved to , to the south.rebel movement, who reportedly support former president
Muslim militant group Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Twitter accounts known to be connected to the group. Islamic State are known to have set up a base in Yemen last November, but are not known to have previously carried out an attack there. A spokesman, Josh Earnest, stated that the group's claim of responsibility cannot be confirmed, and raised the possibility the claim could be propaganda.
Sunnis and ". Zaydi refers to the branch of Islam followed by the Houthis., centered in Yemen, denied responsibility, highlighting their leader has declared mosques and markets off-limits for attack. Yemeni Political adviser Mohamed Qubaty attributed the attacks to supporters of Saleh. Qubaty called the attacks "a plot to widen the schism between the
UN condemned the attacks and called for hostilities to cease, urging restraint.
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