Yemeni military intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone near Aden’s presidential Maasheeq palace.
The newly formed Yemeni governmental officials and Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Said al-Jaber were safely transferred to Aden’s presidential palace following the terrorist attack on the city’s airport after the government’s plane landed.
Earlier a large blast and gunfire was heard at Aden airport shortly after a plane carrying Yemen’s newly-formed government landed on Wednesday, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported. At least thirteen people were killed and dozens more were wounded in the attack on Aden airport, two local security sources told Reuters. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Yemeni Prime Minister, Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, affirmed that the government is in the temporary capital, Aden, to remain and to exercise all its duties and actions which are supported by the will of the people.
In a video, the Prime Minister clarified that the “treacherous, cowardly and terrorist attack” that targeted Aden International Airport coinciding with the arrival of the president and members of the government of political competencies puts the government at the heart of its responsibilities, which is the task of ending the coup, restoring the state, and spreading stability and recovery throughout our country.