Deadly blasts at Yemen’s Aden airport kill 25, over 100 wounded

at 5:12 pm

New Delhi (NVI): At least 25 people were killed as deadly explosions rocked Yemen’s Aden airport just moments after a plane carrying a newly formed government landed there, according to reports.

Over 100 people have been injured in the attack that was carried out by Iran-backed Houthi rebels who fired four ballistic missiles at the airport, said Yemen’s internationally recognized government.

According to the reports, another explosion took place close to a palace in the city where the Cabinet members were transferred following the airport attack.

However, a bomb-laden drone that attempted to target the palace was later shot down by the Saudi-led coalition, according to local media reports.

The government ministers were reported to be unharmed in the attack. The International Committee of the Red Cross said one of its employees was among those confirmed dead.

Pertinent to mention here that thousands of people have been killed and displaced in Yemen’s ongoing war. The United Nations has called it the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.