137 Killed, 345 Injured In Suicide Attacks On 2 Yemeni Mosques

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March 20, 2015 11:06 a.m.
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ADEN, Yemen (AP) — 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.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the rebels, known as Houthis, are sworn enemies of Yemen’s powerful al-Qaida branch — which is regarded by Washington as the world’s most dangerous and active al-Qaida affiliate. Supporters of the rival Islamic State group in Yemen also cheered for the attack on Twitter.

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