28 Killed in ISIS-Claimed Attack in Yemen

28 Killed in ISIS-Claimed Attack in Yemen
Tue Jun 30, 2015 16:15:37

An attack on Yemen's capital claimed by the so-called “Islamic State” group killed at least 28 people, medics said Tuesday, the latest assault by the extremist group.

Yemen was previously the preserve of ISIS's terrorist rival Al-Qaeda, which controls swathes of the south and east, but since March the group has claimed a string of high-profile attacks.

The car bomb late Monday targeted a gathering who mourn the death of a family member, a security source said. Eight women were among the dead.

The explosion blew a crater in the road, took chunks out of nearby walls and left debris strewn across the street.

In a statement posted online, ISIS said it had organised the attack on what it called a "Shiite nest".

Just Friday, a Saudi ISIS suicide bomber killed 26 people and wounded 227 in a Shiite mosque in Kuwait.

In Yemen, ISIS claimed a car bombing that killed two people outside a Shiite mosque in Sanaa on June 20 and a series of attacks in the capital four days earlier that killed 31.