SANAA: A car bomb has exploded near a mosque in the Yemeni capital killing three people and injuring seven others on Saturday.
According to Yemeni media, the blast took place on Saturday in the Old City of Sanaa, inflicting damage on Qubat al-Mahdi Mosque and nearby buildings.
The ISIS later claimed the deadly bomb attack on a Twitter account associated with the extremists, saying it targeted the mosque used by Shia.
The latest bombing comes days after several blasts targeted the political office of the Houthi Ansarullah movement as well as three mosques in Sanaa, killing at least 31 people.
The ISIS group claimed responsibility for the June 17 deadly attacks, saying they have been carried out in revenge against Ansarullah fighters.
The attacks come as Saudi Arabia is also pushing ahead with a military onslaught against its impoverished southern neighbor with the declared objective of targeting the Ansarullah movement. The military campaign, however, has left a heavy civilian death toll.
Numerous reports also show that Saudi warplanes have airdropped weaponry to the areas under the terrorists’ control.
The Saudi led campaign by Arab coalition against the impoverished Arab country began on March 26 with an aim to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and bring back to power Yemens fugitive former president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
In the most recent attacks, Saudi warplanes struck civilian airports on Saturday, destroying the runways, after peace talks in Geneva collapsed.
An airport official told Xinhua news agency that the air strikes destroyed the runways of the civilian Sanaa International Airport and its adjacent al-Dailamy air force base at midnight.
“It seems it would be difficult for Houthi representatives to go back home next Monday and land here after failing to strike a truce in Geneva talks,” an official said.
Residents near the airports said they heard fighter jets hovering above before six powerful explosions rocked the whole area.
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