Five dead as old regime loyalists hit Yemen ministry
Yemen's elite Republican Guard, led by the son of ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, attacked the defence ministry on Tuesday leaving five people dead, two of them civilians, a military source said.
The assault also left 17 people wounded, the source told AFP. Among the assailants, 18 were captured.
The attack came a week after new president Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi ordered a restructuring of army forces, reducing the number of units under the command of rival chiefs including Saleh's son.
Hundreds of members of the force led by General Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh blocked the roads leading to the ministry in central Sanaa, said witnesses.