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Yemen: Death toll in attack on government climbs to 26


The death toll from the explosions at #Aden airport in #Yemen on #Wednesday rose to at least 26 dead and more than 50 injured. The #Houthis are the main defendants in this attack on the new unity government.

#While a unity government bringing together members of the elected government as well as ex-rebels from the south of the country has just been formed in this country at war since 2015, the #Houthi rebels continue to stain the board.

#On #Wednesday, as this new government landed at #Aden airport, the country’s provisional capital since the #Houthi rebels took control of #Sanaa, two explosions took place causing the death of a dozen people according to the first figures .

#As of #Thursday, the death toll reached at least 26 people according to medical sources and another explosion took place later in the evening. The #International #Committee of the #Red #Cross said one of its employees was killed and three others were injured.

“These terrorist acts (…) will not discourage the legitimate government from exercising its duties,” #Yemeni #President #Abd #Rabbo #Mansour #Hadi said, quoted by the official #Saba news agency.

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#While the president has not accused the #Houthis by name, #Yemeni foreign minister #Ahmed bin #Mubarak has pointed the finger at the #Iranian-backed #Houthi rebels behind the war in the country.

“#Based on all current information,” the “criminal” attack targeting the government was “perpetrated by the #Houthis,” the #Yemeni foreign minister added on #Twitter.

The attack took place as the plane from #Saudi #Arabia, where the government was in exile, landed at #Aden airport. #No injuries or deaths were reported among the #Yemeni government, most of the victims were local officials and security officials.

#On #Wednesday evening, another explosion took place near the presidential palace in #Aden, where the government is based, according to a security source. #According to the #Arab coalition led by #Saudi #Arabia, “a #Houthi drone tried to target the palace but was destroyed”. #No injuries were recorded.





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