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Suicide bombers kill 135 in Yemen mosque, Isis claims responsibility

Security and medical sources said at least 345 people were injured in the blasts.

FILE: Cairo, Al-Nasir Muhammad Mosque. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

JOHANNESBURG - The death toll from Friday afternoon's twin suicide bombing in Yemen has reached 135 and terror group Isis has claimed responsibility.

Emergency services on the ground in the capital Sanaa confirmed more than 345 others were wounded, when the bombers blew themselves up in two separate mosques during midday prayers.

In a statement released on Friday afternoon, the Islamic State (Isis) group confirmed it carried out the attack.

The group has also claimed responsibility for Wednesday's siege in Tunisia in which 23 people were killed.

Earlier reports said at least 46 people were killed and 200 people were injured in the blasts.

Both mosques are known to be used mainly by supporters of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group which has seized control of the government.