Ceasefire agreed in Yemeni capital; shots fired at convoy

Yemen State television reported a ceasefire whilst Houthis fired on Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah's motorcade in Sanaa after he left a Presidential meeting.

Ceasefire agreed in Yemeni capital; shots fired at convoy

World Bulletin/News Desk

A ceasefire has been agreed after a morning of artillery and gunbattles between army troops and Houthi fighters in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday, an official of the Houthi movement said. State television also reported a ceasefire.

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi would meet a number of his advisers including Houthi officials to discuss political and constitutional issues, the Houthi official, Ali al-Imad, told Reuters.

In other news, Houthis fired on Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah's motorcade in Sanaa on Monday but no one was hurt, Information Minister Nadia al-Saqqaf said.

The minister said on Twitter that fighters at a Houthi checkpoint fired on Bahah's entourage after he left a meeting with President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his Houthi advisor Saleh al-Samad to try to resolve a political crisis that has led to clashes between the Shi'ite fighters and the army.

A Yemeni government spokesman described the shooting at Bahah's armoured convoy as an assassination attempt.

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