October 30th, 2011
04:17 PM ET

Blast near Yemeni airport diverts flights

Flames and thick black smoke filled the skies above Sanaa International Airport on Sunday after an explosion struck a nearby air base, senior officials said.

Two senior security officials at the airport said a mortar shell landed at Dailami air force base, two miles west of the airport, provoking a massive blast.

However, a senior official with the Interior Ministry said the explosion was caused by a bomb planted near the airport. He declined to speculate who might have planted the explosive device.

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  1. leeintulsa

    Lol. Flights still go into yemen? I bet the pizza guy doesn't..

    October 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT (kcmo)...

    heck no... they dont tip..

    October 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. 4millyR

    Phillip Eugene Douglas sounds like a secret agent The man from PED

    October 30, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. layminister herman

    About the only thing secret agent about phillIp is what he hides from his wife LAURA JEAN DOUGLASS on line Gee I wonder if he told mary that hes married

    October 30, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |