Missile and drone attacked in Yemen, kills at least 30

At least three explosions took place at the airbase, which is held by the internationally recognised government. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

A ballistic missile landed in the base’s training area, where dozens of troops were doing morning exercises. Medics described a chaotic scene after the explosions, with soldiers carrying their wounded colleagues to safety, fearing another attack.

Ibn Khaldun health officials blamed the Houthis for the attack on the base, once the site of US intelligence operations against al-Qaida’s powerful Yemeni affiliate. The military spokesman for the Houthis did not confirm or deny the attack.