Footage of the incident, posted online, showed him muttering a few words and moving his head – despite missing the lower half of his body. It’s believed he was an ISIS suicide bomber whose bomb belt detonated too early in a botched attack on Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The country is currently in the grips of a fierce civil war as Iran-backed Houthi militia tackle forces loyal to president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. Hadi is currently sheltering in Saudi Arabia, which has begun airstrikes against the rebels on its his regime’s behalf in a bid to hold off the Shia rebels.
However, the conflict is further complicated by the involvement of Al Qaeda’s offshoot in the region and an ISIS faction which has claimed responsibility for several suicide bombings.
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