Terrorist attack on a mosque in Yemen

24.09.2015 - Press release

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement in Berlin on 24 September on terrorist attacks targeting a mosque in Yemen’s capital Sana’a:

The Federal Government condemns the barbaric murder of worshippers at prayer in Sana’a. The attack during the Islamic Festival of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, is an attempt to further destabilise the situation in the country and to stir up hate and violence between population groups.

The Yemeni population is suffering from the country’s catastrophic humanitarian situation. All actors in Yemen and the wider region have a responsibility to engage constructively in the mediation efforts spearheaded by UN Special Envoy Ould Cheikh Ahmed and to find a political solution to the conflict.

Background information:

At least 25 people were killed in attacks during the Islamic Festival of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, in the Yemeni capital Sana’a. The attack was targeted against a mosque that seems to be mainly frequented by Shiite Houthi supporters.

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