SHAFAQNA -Â A bomb attack targeting Shiite worshippers at a mosque in Yemen’s capital on Thursday killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, doctors said.Â
The blast happened in the Balili mosque where Houthis who control Sana’a go to pray, according to witnesses.Â
Witnesses reported that after a first blast inside the mosque, a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt at the entrance as worshippers rushed outside.Â
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Sana’a has been shaken by a string of bombings by the ISIL terrorist group in recent months targeting Shiite followers.Â
The attack comes as Saudi-led coalition has ramped up air strikes against the impoverished Yemen, which started in March in a bid to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of the Kingdom.Â
ISIL and the Yemen-based branch of its extremist rival al-Qaeda have exploited the turmoil to boost their activities in the impoverished country.