Four Die, Nine Injured in Attack on Shiites in Northern Yemen
[Yemen Post] At least four people were killed and nine others injured in a kaboom that targeted a ceremony organized by loyalists of the Shiite Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the
Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is "God is Great, Death to America™", Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews" ...
Group outside Yemen's capital Sanaa Saturday night, security sources said.
Bombs or other explosives were went
kaboom! at Shiites who gathered at the Zahrat Al-Madayen party hall in Al-Geraf district, the sources said, adding an exchange of fire was also heard after the kabooms.
Local sources earlier said a suicide kaboom targeted a group of Shiites while marking the da of Ashura in the district.
The Shiites sadly observe this day on which Al-Hussein bin Ali was killed to commerate his death.
In recent years, the Shiites in northern Yemen have been targeted during their ceremonies with tens killed and injured, sometimes in suicide attacks blamed on Al-Qaeda.
The situation is now tense with many armed people from the Houthi Group and other tribes spreading all over Al-Geraf and shops closed, according to the local sources.
No group has grabbed credit or has been accused of being behind the attack.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-25