Warplanes of Saudi-led coalition bombed the Sanaa headquarters of the Yemeni party headed by rebel-allied former President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Monday night, the party said as officials reported 46 killed in other strikes.
The attack on the offices of the General People’s Congress (GPC) caused “some deaths” among employees and guards of the building in the south of the capital, party official Faeqa Al-Sayed said.
It came as some GPC members were meeting the UN’s Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed in another part of the city. Sayed called the attack “an attempt to derail the UN envoy’s mission.”
Cheikh Ahmed arrived in Yemen on Sunday and called for a humanitarian cease-fire after months of conflict in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula nation.
Farther south in Lahj province, coalition warplanes struck a market in an attack.
Another airstrike targeting a rebel-held government building in adjacent Aden also hit a nearby home, a provincial official there said.Saleh, who ruled for 33 years before being forced from power in 2012 after a bloody yearlong uprising, threw the support of his loyalists in the army behind the Houthis.