Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Yemen’s capital Friday, killing at least 130 and injuring 345.
The bombings targeted the Houthi fighters who seized control of Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, in January and forced President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi to flee.
Initial descriptions by people at the mosques indicated that there may have been a blast inside one of the buildings, followed by two car bombs.
The Houthi-controlled television station Al-Masirah reported that an estimated 137 people had been killed, though the number could go higher in the aftermath of the attacks.
Although long considered a staunch U.S. ally in the region, Yemen has descended into increasing violence and civil war among the government, Houthi minority militants and al Qaeda terrorists.
The mosque bombings come a day after a Houthi jet fired missiles at the palace where the deposed president was staying, though no one was reported to be injured.
Yemen’s state-run news agency said a prominent Houthi religious leader, Murtatha Al Mahathwari, was killed in the attacks. Fighting was also reported to have broken out in other cities around the nation, including the Houthi-controlled Saada and port city Aden.