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At least 34 people killed in Houthi mosque attack in Yemen’s Marib

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At least 34 civilians and military personnel were killed in a Houthi attack on a mosque during Friday prayers inside a military base in Yemen’s Marib province, local officials said.

Houthi militias fired two missiles at the mosque located inside the military camp of Kofal in the west of Marib, officials said.

The attack was carried out with Katyusha-type rockets, said a military official in Marib.

Houthi news agency Saba said the militia had carried out the attack.

It said the main weapon used was Zelzal-1 Iranian-made missiles and it was followed by artillery fire.

“Dozens of bodies of burned soldiers were evacuated from the site,” it said, without mentioning that a mosque had been hit.

Maj Gen Mohsen Kasroof, Chief of the Moral Guidance Department at the Yemeni armed forces said the Houthi’s attack on the mosque demonstrates the criminal inclination of the militia.

It is the same message expressed when Abdul Rab al Shadadi's funeral tent was attacked, he added.

(With Reuters, AFP)