Europe News Desk !! Four people, including two Islamic State (IS) attackers, were killed in a suicide bombing carried out by the terrorist group in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. The Houthi militia has confirmed this. The incident occurred when Houthi forces stopped a public minibus carrying two IS members and prompted two men to detonate bombs on them, Xinhua news agency said in a report on Friday. It said two IS members and two civilians traveling in the minibus were killed in the blast. The television cited a Houthi statement that the forces had received intelligence about IS members and were attempting to arrest fewer of them. The specific location of the incident has not been disclosed.
In 2015, IS carried out a suicide attack on two Zaydi mosques in Sanaa, killing around 140 people. The group has also claimed responsibility for other attacks. In 2015, the governor of Aden was assassinated. By 2021, the United Nations estimated that IS still maintained a presence in Yemen with hundreds of fighters. Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war since late 2014, with Houthi militias, backed by Iran, taking control of northern cities and displacing the internationally recognized government. The war has resulted in thousands of casualties and pushed the country to the brink of famine.
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