Yemeni Houthi fighters surround PM's home- gov't spokesman

Yemeni Houthi fighters on Monday surrounded the Republican Palace in central Sanaa, where the prime minister lives, a government spokesman told Reuters.

Reuters| Last Updated: Jan 20, 2015, 02:17 AM IST

Sanaa: Yemeni Houthi fighters on Monday surrounded the Republican Palace in central Sanaa, where the Prime Minister lives, a government spokesman told Reuters.

"The gunmen have surrounded the palace and the prime minister is inside," said Rajeh Badi, a government spokesman. 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.