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Suicide Attack Hits Capital Of Yemen On First Day Of Eid Al-Adha05:33
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A Yemeni Huthi rebel checks the Balili mosque in the capital Sanaa, following an explosion on on the first day of Eid al-Adha.  (Mohammed Huwais/Getty Images)
A Yemeni Huthi rebel checks the Balili mosque in the capital Sanaa, following an explosion on on the first day of Eid al-Adha. (Mohammed Huwais/Getty Images)
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A suicide bomber blew himself up during prayers for the Eid al-Adha holiday at a mosque in Sanaa, the capital of the north African country.

Two explosions killed more than two dozen worshippers and wounding dozens of others. The blast damaged the ornate facade of the mosque, located in an area where many people support the Shiite Houthi rebels who control the capital.

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse, who was just in Yemen on a reporting trip, tells Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd about the attack.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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This segment aired on September 24, 2015.

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