India condemns attacks on Yemen’s Aden airport

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New Delhi (NVI): India today strongly condemned the attack on Yemen’s Aden airport that has killed over 25 people and wounded around 110 people. The deadly explosions rocked Yemen’s Aden airport yesterday just moments after a plane carrying a newly formed government landed there, according to reports.

“India strongly condemns the attack at Aden airport yesterday upon the arrival of Cabinet members of the recently formed government. We express our sincere condolences to the people and Government of Yemen and the families of those who were killed in the attack. We wish the early recovery of those injured,” External Affairs Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said in a statement today.

“The killing of innocent civilians is unacceptable and cannot be justified for any reasons whatsoever. We hope that the recent efforts for achieving peace and stability in Yemen will continue for an inclusive and negotiated settlement,” he said.

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.

-ARK/RJV