Yemen Car Bomb Hits Mourners, 28 Wounded

At least 28 people have been wounded, following the detonation of a car bomb that hit a group of mourners in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.

A car bomb hit a group of mourners in the Yemeni capital Sana’a overnight, residents said, in an attack that medics said wounded around 28 people, some critically.

“The explosion was caused by a car bomb which exploded behind the military hospital in the Sha’oub district in Sana’a, which injured 28 people including 12 women in a building where victims of a previous attack were being mourned,” a medical source said.

In a statement posted online, Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blast, the latest in a series of attacks by the hardline Sunni Muslim militant group against Yemen’s dominant Houthis – a Shi’ite militia they regard as apostates.

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