Pair of mosques targeted in deadly coordinated bombings

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Carnage in the capital of Yemen. Triple suicide blasts target two mosques in the heart of Sana’a during the busiest worshiping time of the week. More than a 130 people were killed along with some 350 injuries. CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg filed this report from Washington.

Pair of mosques targeted in deadly coordinated bombings

Pair of mosques targeted in deadly coordinated bombings

Carnage in the capital of Yemen. Triple suicide blasts target two mosques in the heart of Sana'a during the busiest worshiping time of the week. More than a 130 people were killed along with some 350 injuries. CCTV America's Roee Ruttenberg filed this report from Washington.

Highlights:

  • The first bomb explosion went off inside the al-Badr Mosque killing its prominent Imam along with other Houthi clerics seated in the front.
  • The second explosion went off as panicked crowds try to flee another location.
  • A third detonated at another mosque nearby.
  • The mosques are frequently used by Houthi fighters, who control most of northern Yemen, including the capital.
  • Many Gulf leaders say Iran backs the Houthis who seized power last September in a move that surprised many foreign observers.

Kamran Bokhari discusses deadly attack in Yemen

Kamran Bokhari discusses deadly attack in Yemen

Kamran Bokhari discusses deadly attack in Yemen

Kamran Bokhari discusses deadly attack in Yemen