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Deadly day in Yemen as mosque blast kills scores

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Deadly day in Yemen as mosque blast kills scores

<p>Yemeni President, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi led Feast of Sacrifice prayers in Aden, on a day when at least 25 Shi’ite Muslims were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in the capital Sana’a.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yemen president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returns to Aden after six-month exile <a href="http://t.co/ZTRsJsN6TI">http://t.co/ZTRsJsN6TI</a> <a href="http://t.co/d3WEEH2Xev">pic.twitter.com/d3WEEH2Xev</a></p>— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/TelegraphNews/status/646349767161720833">September 22, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Hadi returned to Yemen on Tuesday after six-months in exile. </p> <p>The attack happened at the al-Balili Mosque, a place where Houthi Shi’ite rebels pray.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Aftermath of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ISIS?src=hash">#ISIS</a> suicide attack on Shiite al-Balili Mosque in Sanaa today <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Yemen?src=hash">#Yemen</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ktn5doBvYv">pic.twitter.com/Ktn5doBvYv</a></p>— PublimetroUS (@publimetroUS) <a href="https://twitter.com/publimetroUS/status/647099408970989568">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Muslims the world over are celebrating the Eid al-Adha feast. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Aftermath of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ISIS?src=hash">#ISIS</a> suicide attack on Shiite al-Balili Mosque in Sanaa today <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Yemen?src=hash">#Yemen</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ktn5doBvYv">pic.twitter.com/Ktn5doBvYv</a></p>— PublimetroUS (@publimetroUS) <a href="https://twitter.com/publimetroUS/status/647099408970989568">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The Yemen-based <span class="caps">ISIL</span> affiliate has claimed responsibility.</p> <p>The killer is believed to have detonated a bomb in his shoe then as chaos reigned he blew himself up killing and maiming.</p> <p>Yemen is in turmoil, Iran-backed Houthi rebels have seized control of swathes of the country.</p> <p>While Saudi-backed government forces are battling to regain territory.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ISIL poised to rise in south Yemen: Aden could see surge of activity by ISIS fighters - <a href="http://t.co/SV2222CNbB">http://t.co/SV2222CNbB</a> <a href="http://t.co/BmyJ1vaaXJ">pic.twitter.com/BmyJ1vaaXJ</a></p>— Andrea Spada (@Baldoriano) <a href="https://twitter.com/Baldoriano/status/644834300433711104">September 18, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><span class="caps">ISIL</span> and al-Qaida are taking advantage of the instability to add to the violence.</p>