Early in the morning, on the first day of Eid-ul-Azha, a twin suicide attack at Yemeni mosque is reported to have killed 10-25 people while wounding several. According to reports, this particular mosque is controlled by the Houthis in the capital Sanaa. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a mosque where Eid prayers were being offered. While there are several militia groups operating in Yemen at this time, only two are widely recognized – al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP), and Houthis. The war at the moment is with Houthis, while al-Qaeda is believed to be lending a hand to the Saudi-led coalition. As such the suicide attack at Yemeni Mosque could be courtesy of al-Qaeda.
An absolute grieving moment that it is, none of the militia groups have yet taken the responsibility for this attack. Houthis Ansarullah group’s website claims that at least 10 people lost their lives in the suicide attack at Yemeni mosque, while the medics tell a different story. They claim 25 have, so far, been proclaimed dead. Reports on who is responsible for the attack are still to come in however, the timing of it could not be more upsetting.
Last week, a terrorist attack on PAF base in Peshawar claimed many lives while people were still praying. The suicide attack at Yemeni mosque is not much different in that regard. More reports on the attack will follow but one can say with certainty that the several militia groups that are spread across Yemen are not allied. Well, not all of them. The most obvious attackers would be militants from AQAP. Islamic State militants seem a bit far-fetched and theoretically incorrect.
At any rate, this post will be updated as soon as more information on suicide attacks at Yemeni mosque can be retrieved. Let us know what your thoughts are on the matter.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.