SANAA - Militia fighters bombarded the private residence of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Tuesday in an effort to overthrow the goverment, the country's information minister said.
The attack followed some of the worst fighting in the capital Sanaa in years on Monday, when guards loyal to Hadi fought artillery battles near the presidential palace with the powerful Houthi movement, which has been in dispute with Hadi over political and constititional issues."Yemeni president under attack by armed militias seeking the overthrow of the ruling system," Information Minister Nadia al-Saqqaf said on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
Residents said later the fighting had died down.
The minister did not specifically identify the militias but she said they were firing from nearby houses. Hadi lives in his private home and not in the palace.
A government official said two people were killed in the fighting.