Deadly car bomb kills 4 people in Yemen
(MENAFN- The Peninsula) A car bomb claimed by the Islamic State group exploded outside a Shiite mosque in Yemen's capital Wednesday, killing four people, as loyalist fighters advanced on a rebel-held airbase in the south.
Witnesses said the blast was near a mosque of the Bohra sect of Shiite Islam, not far from Ath-Thawra Hospital in the Rammah district of Sanaa, where several attacks claimed by IS have targeted Shiite rebels who control the capital.
An IS Twitter user calling himself Karar al-Moayad said the jihadist group had carried out the attack and that it had left "several dead," while a medical source said another four people were wounded.
Four people were also killed in a similar explosion on July 21, according to a toll provided by the Huthi insurgents, who control large parts of Yemen.
Bomb attacks by the radical Sunni IS, which considers Shiites to be heretics, targeted several Shiite mosques in the capital on March 21 and killed 142 people.
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