At least 20 killed in 'Islamic State' blast in Yemen

At least 20 killed in 'Islamic State' blast in Yemen

At least 20 people have been killed by two bombs that blew up at a mosque in Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

Police officials said a suicide bomber blew himself up Wednesday inside the mosque during the evening call to prayers, while a car bomb exploded outside the mosque’s door.

The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the two bomb explosions.

Medical officials say the death toll may rise with people now in operating rooms in several hospitals.

Witnesses say the car bomb exploded while people were carrying out the wounded from inside the mosque.

Hamid Ali, a witness at the scene, says the explosion left body parts and bloodied floors in the mosque frequented by both Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

The bombing comes amid Yemen’s raging civil war.

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