At least 30 soldiers were killed and 60 wounded in Houthi strikes on Yemen’s largest airbase in Lahj, about 60km north of Aden, southern forces spokesman Mohamed al-Naqeeb said on Sunday.
Military personnel in Al-Anad airbase were conducting a training exercise when the attack took place, an Al Arabiya TV source confirmed.
“More than 30 have been killed and at least 56 were injured,” armed forces spokesman Mohammed al-Naqib, who had earlier accused the Houthis of being behind the attack.
A military medic confirmed the death toll after it jumped from seven fatalities earlier in the day.
The Houthis in 2019 launched a drone strike at the base during a military parade, killing at least six military personnel, including a high-ranking intelligence official.
Footage of the attack showed a drone exploding over a podium around which dozens of military personnel were standing.
(Arab News, AFP)