Mar 20, 11:05 AM (ET)

By AHMED AL-HAJ

 

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — A group claiming to be a Yemeni branch of the Islamic State group says it carried out a string of suicide bombings in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, that killed a total of 137 people and injured 345 others.

People react after being injured in bomb attack inside a mosque in Sanaa March 20, 2015. (Reuters / Khaled Abdullah)(Reuters / Khaled Abdullah)

The group posted an online statement saying that five suicide bombers carried out what it described as a “blessed operation” against the “dens of the Shiites.” The bombers attacked the Badr and al-Hashoosh mosques, located across town from each other, during midday Friday prayers.

The claim, posted in an online statement, could not immediately be independently confirmed and offered no proof of an IS role. It was posted on the same website in which the Islamic State affiliate in Libya claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s deadly attack on a museum in Tunisia.

 

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Bob Simon’s Death Is Announced By Scott Pelley

by admin on February 12, 2015

 

Title: CBS News: Veteran Correspondent Bob Simon Has Died
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