No group took immediate responsibility for the attack.
Saudi-led warplanes on Saturday hit Aden hard in dawn raids, just hours after peace talks in Geneva ended in disarray.
In Aden, residents reported three raids on the Houthi-controled global airport while another bombing destroyed parts of the Ottoman-era Seera castle, a symbol of the city and the latest cultural site in Yemen to suffer damage in the war.
On the ground in Yemen, military units loyal to ex- Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh have allied themselves with the Houthis and are fighting armed groups affiliated with Yemen’s internationally recognized President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
At least two people killed and 16 others wounded following a blast outside a Shia mosque in Yemeni capital.
At least 15 air strikes rocked the northern, eastern and western approaches to Aden, said a pro-government military source.
“The objective is to close the noose around the Huthi rebels in Aden and assist the Popular Resistance Committees”, said the source.
Yemen’s exiled government under Hadi and the Houthis failed to come to terms on even a temporary cease-fire Friday as U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva ended without an agreement. “There was no kind of agreement reached”, the Mauritanian diplomat told reporters in the Swiss city.
Yemen’s foreign minister Riyad Yassin said no date for the new talks was fixed, confirming that his government was hoping to reach a constant truce and not a temporary one but the procrastination of the Houthi rebels and the allies came as an obstacle.
Bakri accused the Houthis of deliberately forcing the vessel, chartered by the UN’s World Food Program, to change course to Hodeida where they control the port to punish the people of Aden.
The government are demanding that the rebels must withdraw from the territory they control, but the Huthis have called for an unconditional halt to the air strikes before they consider a pause in fighting.
The United Nations believes that some 21 million people, or 80 percent of Yemen’s population, are now in need of humanitarian assistance.