At Least 120 People Killed in Mosque Bombings in Yemen

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People inspect the crime scene at Al-Hashoush Mosque after a bombing attack in Al Jaraf region of Sana'a, Yemen on March 20, 2015. At least 55 people were killed on Friday in two bombings targeting Houthi mosques in Yemeni capital Sanaa, a medical source has said. The two blasts struck the Badr and Al-Hashoush mosques frequented by supporters of the Shiite Houthi militants. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

At least 120 people were killed and more than a hundred people injured after three suicide bombers attacked Shiite mosques during Friday prayers in the capital of Yemen. Children are among the killed, according to witnesses, as are local political and religious leaders. Nearby hospitals are begging for blood donations to help the wounded. In January, a car bomb killed more than 30 people in the capital. One person on the scene told the Associated Press that “blood is running like a river … The heads, legs and arms of the dead people were scattered on the floor of the mosque.”

At Least 120 People Killed in Yemen Bombings