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Several killed in attack on Yemen’s Aden airport

Explosion reported at Aden airport after plane carrying the new Yemeni government arrived from Saudi Arabia.

No one on the government plane was hurt but officials at the scene said they saw bodies lying on the tarmac and elsewhere at the airport.

No one on the government plane was hurt but officials at the scene said they saw bodies lying on the tarmac and elsewhere at the airport

A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Wednesday shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed cabinet landed there, security officials said.

Initial reports said several people were killed and dozens were wounded.

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

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Yemen’s Information Minister Moammar Al-Eryani blamed the attack on the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, adding that all the members of the government were safe.

The Houthis denied responsibility for the attack.

Officials at the scene said they saw bodies lying on the tarmac and elsewhere at the airport.

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