Mosque bombing in Yemen capital kills at least 25

Sanaa: A bomb attack targeting worshippers at a mosque in Yemen’s capital today killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, medics said.

The blast happened in the Balili mosque where Huthi rebels who control Sanaa go to pray, according to witnesses.

Witnesses reported that after a first blast inside the mosque, a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt at the entrance as worshippers rushed outside.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Sanaa has been shaken by a string of bombings by the Islamic State jihadist group in recent months. (AFP)