Death toll of Friday suicide bombings raised to 137

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SANA’A, March 21 (Saba) – The death toll of the Friday suicide bombings that hit a pair of mosques in Sana’a raised up to 137 people, a security source has said.

He said that the wounded are almost 357, including children, adding 40 injured are in critical conditions and will be sent to Jordan to receive medical treatment.

Badr and Al-Hashosh Mosques in Sana’a were targeted by two suicide bombers each while hundreds of worshipers were performing the Friday prayer. The attacks were carried out in the same way, as two bombers blown themselves up at the door of mosques and the other two blown themselves up inside, a security official said.

The Imam of Badr mosque, preacher, Murtada Al-Mohatwari, was among the killed, the official added.

It also reported that a fifth suicide bomb attack on another mosque was foiled in Sa’ada province. A suicide bomber was detected and arrested at Al-Imam Al-Hadi Mosque in Sa’ada but later managed to blow himself up with no victims were reported.

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