Yemeni fighters surround PM's home

2015-01-19 22:46
(Mohammed Huwais, AFP)

(Mohammed Huwais, AFP)

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Sana'a - Yemeni Houthi fighters on Monday surrounded the Republican Palace in central Sana'a, where the prime minister lives, a government spokesperson told Reuters.

"The gunmen have surrounded the palace and the prime minister is inside," said Rajeh Badi, a government spokesperson. Two eye witnesses confirmed that Houthi fighters had surrounded the palace.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Khaled Bahah's motorcade had been attacked by Houthi gunmen after he left a meeting with the president and a Houthi adviser that had been called to try to resolve bitter disagreements over a draft constitution.

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