BREAKING Blast at Aden airport kills 16, wounds 60 shortly after a plane carrying the new Cabinet landed


Security officials say a large explosion has struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed there.

  • UPDATE According to medical sources, Yemen airport blast death toll rises to 26

The source of the blast was not immediately clear and no group claimed responsibility for attacking the airport.

AP footage from the scene shows members of the government delegation disembarking as the blast shook the grounds.

No one on the government plane was hurt but many ministers rushed back inside the plane or ran down the stairs, seeking shelter.

Yemeni military intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone near Aden’s presidential Maasheeq palace.