In Yemen skirmish of Houthis and supporters of former head of the country

© AFP 2017 / Saleh AL ObeidiЙеменские militants of the separatist movement. Archival photoIn Yemen skirmish of Houthis and supporters of former head of the country© AFP 2017 / Saleh AL Obeidi

Four people were killed and several injured on Saturday evening in the Yemeni capital Sana’a in the crossfire between rebels of the movement «Ansar Allah» (Houthis) and soldiers of the Republican guard, loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, about it RIA Novosti said a source in the security services of the Arab Republic.

According to the interlocutor of Agency, the conflict occurred after the Houthis demanded that the protection of one of the sons of Saleh, consisting of Republican guard fighters to surrender their weapons.

After the incident, according to the source, to the scene reinforcements arrived Huthis, have installed reinforced checkpoints in the surrounding areas.

According to the source, in a clash with Houthis killed the Deputy head of foreign relations Department of the party General people’s Congress (VNK), which is chaired by ex-President Saleh, Khaled Reda.

The leadership of the Shiite rebel group «Ansar Allah» and the former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh with a loyal army units for more than three years are allies in the war against the Coalition of Arab States led by Saudi Arabia.