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Death toll from Islamic State bombing attack on Yemeni mosque rises to 28

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SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni officials say the death toll from an Islamic State-claimed bombing attack at a mosque in the capital has risen to 28.

The Health Ministry in Sanaa, controlled by Shiite rebels who seized the capital nearly a year ago, provided the updated toll in a statement Thursday. It says dozens more were injured in Wednesday's bombing.

Yemen has been mired in violence for months, as an array of forces has tried to push the rebels back with the aid of Saudi-led airstrikes.

An IS affiliate claimed the bombing in a statement circulated online, calling it an attack on the rebels, known as Houthis.

Officials had initially said at least 20 people were killed in the attack, which involved a suicide bomber and a car bomb.

PHOTO: Clothes of a victim lie on the ground of a Shiite mosque hit by two bombs in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. An Islamic State-claimed suicide bomber and a subsequent car bombing killed at least 20 people Wednesday at a mosque in Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sanaa, amid the country's raging civil war, officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Clothes of a victim lie on the ground of a Shiite mosque hit by two bombs in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. An Islamic State-claimed suicide bomber and a subsequent car bombing killed at least 20 people Wednesday at a mosque in Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sanaa, amid the country's raging civil war, officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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PHOTO: Clothes of a victim lie on the ground of a Shiite mosque hit by two bombs in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. An Islamic State-claimed suicide bomber and a subsequent car bombing killed at least 20 people Wednesday at a mosque in Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sanaa, amid the country's raging civil war, officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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