Dozens die in Yemen suicide attacks

Suicide bombers have blown themselves up at two mosques in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, killing at least 46 people and wounding 100 others, medics say, the BBC reports.

Worshippers were attending noon prayers at the Badr and al-Hashoosh mosques when at least three attackers struck.

TV footage showed bodies lying in pools of blood outside the mosques, as people rushed the wounded to hospital.

The mosques are used mainly by supporters of the Zaidi Shia-led Houthi rebel movement, which controls Sanaa.

There are severe tensions between the rebels and various powerful, armed elements in Yemen, including militants from al-Qaeda.

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