Rajeh Badi, a spokesman for the new government, told CNN that at least 22 people were killed and dozens were injured in the explosion. Yemeni Prime Minister Mayne Abdulmarik said that all cabinet members are safe.
It is not clear whether the explosion was caused by a missile launched at the airport. Buddy told CNN that the investigation has not ended.
Information Minister Muammar Al Eryani accused the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels of being behind the bombing, but the organization did not claim responsibility for this.
Before the attack, hundreds of people gathered at the airport on Wednesday to welcome the government. The government was sworn in in Saudi Arabia last week.
A video clip from Saudi Arabia’s Al Arabiya channel shows the moment of the attack: a loud roar followed by gunfire. After the camera panned, smoke was seen rolling in from the terminal building.
According to video footage from Saudi National Broadcasting Corporation Al-Ekhbraiya, the attack caused a large hole in the ground and caused severe damage to the airport lobby.
“The terrorist act against the timid terrorists at the Aden Airport is part of the war waged against the Yemeni country and our great people. This will only increase our persistence in fulfilling our duties until the coup is over and the country can be restored and stabilized.”
The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, condemned the attack on Twitter. He added: “I hope that the Cabinet will be able to face the difficult task ahead. This unacceptable act of violence is a sad reminder that Yemen must be urgently returned to the path of peace.”
A US State Department official said that they “know the reports of the Aden attack and are saddened by the casualties and casualties”.
The official said: “The United States supports the Yemeni government and supports the Yemeni people.”
CNN’s Jennifer Hansler (Jennifer Hansler) contributed to this report.