Monday, 25 Jan 2021

DEATH TOLL OF YEMEN’S ADEN AIRPORT BLAST RISES TO 26: AFP

At least 26 people were killed and dozens wounded Wednesday in blasts that struck Yemen’s Aden airport after a plane carrying a new unity government landed, a medical source said.

A medical source told AFP in Aden, the temporary capital of Yemen’s internationally recognised government, that there were “at least 26 dead” in the explosions that took place at the airport, while more than 50 people were wounded.

Explosions rocked Yemen’s Aden airport on Wednesday shortly after the arrival of a plane carrying members of a new unity government, an AFP correspondent at the scene said.

“At least two explosions were heard as the cabinet members were leaving the aircraft,” the correspondent said.

Yemen’s internationally recognised government and southern separatists formed a new power-sharing cabinet on December 18, and arrived in the southern city of Aden on Wednesday, days after being sworn in Saudi Arabia.

 

Source: National News Agency

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