At least 28 people, including eight women, were killed in an attack carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on two Houthi rebel leaders in Yemen’s capital Sanaa last night.
According to a security source, the car bombing targeted Houthi rebel chief brothers Faycal and Hamid Jayache during a gathering organised to mourn the death of a family member, reported The Guardian.
Houthi rebels shut down the surrounding city centre after the attack allowing only emergency services to evacuate the victims, witnesses said.
The ISIS claimed responsibility for attacking ‘a Shia nest in the Yemeni capital’ in a statement posted online.
The attack came just days after the terror group claimed responsibility for three attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait that killed at least 60 people.