WorldYemen: four dead in car bomb attack near Aden airport

Yemen: four dead in car bomb attack near Aden airport

AA / Yemen

Four dead and ten injured were reported on Saturday following a car bomb explosion near the entrance to Aden International Airport in southern Yemen.

Aden airport spokesman Adel Hamran told Anadolu Agency (AA) that a small bus had exploded in front of the main gate of the airport located in the Khor Maksar district, in central Aden, causing deaths and injuries.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a security source at the airport told AA that the explosion had left four dead and ten injured, according to an initial report.

The explosion also set fire to cars parked in front of the airport and others traveling in the same area, according to the same source.

Eyewitnesses also told AA that ambulances and firefighters were dispatched to the scene to extinguish the fire caused by the blast.

Neither party, however, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Aden, the provisional capital of Yemen, has lived, since August 2019, at the rate of explosions and assassinations, without the authorities succeeding in putting an end to them.

The ongoing war in Yemen for the seventh year in a row has displaced more than 4 million people, most of them women and children, and claimed the lives of 233,000 people, while 80% of the population About 30 million people depend on aid to survive in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations.

* Translated from Arabic by Malèk Jomni

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