Via Al Arabiya:

Yemen’s branch of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Thursday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a mosque in the Yemeni capital Sanaa that killed at least 25 people, according to a statement posted on social media.

The Islamist militant group said the attack at al-Balili mosque killed or wounded dozens of people during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on Thursday.

The deadly incident took place when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at al-Balili mosque run by Yemen’s Houthi militia group in Sanaa on Thursday, the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, causing many casualties, witnesses said.

The ISIS affiliate’s claim of responsibility came in a statement circulated on Twitter by the Sunni militant group’s supporters. The Associated Press could not independently verify the authenticity of the claim. The statement said ISIS targeted the Shiite rebels, whom the Sunni extremists view as heretics.

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