Yemen rebels exchange fire with army
Fierce clashes between soldiers and Shia Houthi rebels have taken place near the presidential palace in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.
Heavy gunfire and explosions were heard near the compound and the residence of the national security chief.
The Houthis’ TV channel reported that the clashes erupted after troops fired on a rebel patrol. A military official said the Houthis provoked the attack.
Rebels have patrolled Sanaa since they overran the city last September.