Islamic State’s Yemen branch claimed responsibility for two bombings at a mosque in a northern district of the capital Sanaa that media run by the Houthi militia said killed at least 28 people and wounded 75 on Wednesday.

The al-Mo’ayyad mosque, run by the Houthis in the al-Jarraf neighborhood of Sanaa, has previously been targeted by the ultra-radical Islamic State, who regard the Iran-allied Houthis as heretics.

The Houthi-controlled Saba news agency said in a text message that the first explosion was caused by a suicide bomber in the al-Mo’ayyad mosque, followed by a car bomb blast that targeted medics outside the building. […]