26 killed, 50 injured in an Airport blast in Yemen


At least 26 people were killed when explosions rocked Yemen’s Aden airport moments after a new unity government flew in, in what some officials described as a cowardly attack by Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

Although all government ministers were reported to be unharmed in the attack, more than 50 people were wounded, with the casualty toll feared likely to rise.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said one of its employees was among those confirmed dead, with another three wounded.

As smoke billowed out of the airport terminal from an initial blast, with debris strewn across the area and people rushing to tend to the wounded, a second explosion took place.

Video footage shot by AFP news agency shows what appears to be a missile striking the airport apron, which moments before had been packed with crowds, and exploding into a ball of intense flames.


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