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Explosion Rocks Yemen Airport in 'Cowardly Terrorist Attack' as New Cabinet Members Land

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Fox News - The members of the Yemeni government’s newly formed Cabinet, including Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, were greeted with a loud explosion soon after its plane landed Wednesday in the city of Aden, in what an official is calling a "cowardly terrorist attack carried out by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia."

Mohammed al-Roubid, deputy head of Aden’s health office, told the Associated Press that at least 16 people were killed in the explosion and 60 were wounded. A local security source said to Reuters that three mortar shells struck the airport's terminal.

"It would have been a disaster if the plane was bombed," Yemeni Communication Minister Naguib al-Awg added.

Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed and others onboard the plane were quickly whisked away from the airport to the Mashiq Palace in the city.

Video of the incident broadcast on a television channel began with a loud blast as people were exiting a plane, prompting onlookers to start running. Smoke then could be seen billowing out of the airport's terminal building, followed by the sounds of gunfire. Then the feed is cut off.

Images also shared on social media from the scene showed rubble and broken glass strewn about near the airport building and at least two....READ MORE

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