ADEN: At least 12 civilians have been killed in a blast near the airport of Aden, the Yemeni government’s interim capital, a senior security official said.
There were also serious injuries, said the official, adding that the cause of the blast was unknown. Footage showed people pulling out a body from a vehicle that had been completely destroyed, as firemen put out flames nearby.
The explosion came almost three weeks after six people were killed in a car bomb attack that targeted Aden’s governor, who survived.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for yesterday’s blast, which is the deadliest in the area since December last year, when an attack targeting cabinet members ripped through Aden’s airport.
At least 26 people, including three members of the International Committee of the Red Cross, were killed and scores were wounded when explosions rocked the airport as ministers disembarked from an aircraft.