Middle East

12 people die after explosion at Yemen airport (VIDEO)

12:38, 31 October 2021
12 people die after explosion at Yemen airport (VIDEO) Photo: Murad Abdo/XinHua/Global Look Press

At least 12 people were killed in a car bomb explosion near the Aden airport gates on Saturday, Al Arabia reported.

The car exploded in front of the airport checkpoints. The Yemen officials said. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

"A car bomb was detonated, killing a number of our peaceful citizens, including children, and wounding several other civilians," STC spokesman Ali al-Kathiri said in a statement.  

The new attack comes after at least five people were reported dead in a car blast accident in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on October 10.

On October 12 over 130 rebels from Yemen were killed following the airstrikes of the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in the area around the Yemeni city of Marib.

Yemen has been in a state of civil war since 2014 as the UN repeatedly said that the situation in Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The Houthi insurgency overthrew the ruling government and occupied the northern regions of the country 7 years ago. The civil war made president Abd-Rabbu Mansour-Hadi leave the capital Sanaa.

On September 18, the Houthi movement announced that it executed nine people due to their alleged participation in the murder of Saleh al-Sammad who was the leader of the group at the time.

In addition, many Al-Qaeda* terrorists are located in Yemen, who conduct attacks against both fighters aligned with the country's authorities and the insurgents.  

*Al-Qaeda is a terror organizations banned in the US, Russia, and many other countries.