Explosion in Yemen's' airport - 22 people killed and over 50 injured
Several explosions hit Yemen's Aden airport as the newly formed government arrived from Saudi Arabia.
The blasts killed at least 22 people & more than 50 injured.
A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Wednesday, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Saudi-backed cabinet landed there, security officials said.
Yemen’s Interior Ministry said least 22 people were killed and 50 were wounded in the blast.
Hours after the attack, a second explosion was heard around Aden’s Maasheq presidential palace where the cabinet members including Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik, as well as the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, had been taken to safety.
Saudi state television Ekhbaria showed destroyed vehicles and smashed glass. Plumes of white smoke rose from the scene.
Yemen’s Information Minister Moammar Al-Eryani blamed the attack on the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, adding that all the members of the government were safe.