29 killed in Yemen suicide bombings

The Houthis Ansarullah group’s website said at least 29 people were killed in the attack.

FILE: A screengrab shows people carrying an injured child in Yemen after Saudi-led air strikes in an ongoing war between the two countries.

SANAA - Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mosque run by Yemen's Houthi group in the capital Sanaa on Thursday, the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, causing many casualties, witnesses said.

The Houthis Ansarullah group's website said at least 29 people were killed in the attack, targeting al-Balili mosque in Santa's al-Safya district.

The bombing came as Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, which Muslims mark by prayers in congregation at mosques.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Editor in chief of online newspaper Yemen Post Hakim al-Masmari says the number of casualties could rise.

"The casualties could rise but as of now according to local security officials the death toll stands at 29, with many of the injured hard to reach for medical attention. This attests to show that Yemen is fragile security wise."