At least 27 reported dead in bomb attack on Aden International Airport

At least 27 reported dead in bomb attack on Aden International Airport

At least 27 people were killed and wounded in three huge explosion hit Aden International Airport on Wednesday.

According to private sources, the airport’s passenger hall was targeted by three missiles, during the arrival of a plane carrying the Saudi-backed exiled Hadi government’s ministers to the airport.

Media loyal to the Hadi government accused the UAE forces of targeting the airport.

In the first statement on the incident, Moeen Abdul-Malik Saeed, the so-called Prime Minister of the Hadi government, said that the incident that targeted Aden airport was “a terrorist act against the government.”

Informed sources at Aden Airport said that violent clashes accompanied the three explosions that rocked the airport this afternoon, resulting in dozens of deaths and injuries.

Video footages showed part of the clashes, in which groups of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council forces closed the main gate of the airport.

The clashes were still continuing at the moment the news was written, local sources reported.

The sources announced that 27 dead and 50 wounded were counted in the airport explosion in an initial toll, noting that among the dead are director of Al-Mansoura Central Prison, Naqib al-Yahri, Undersecretary of Aden province, Badr Moeen, and Deputy Minister of Transport Nasser Al-Sharif.

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