March 19, 2015 / 1:18 PM / in 3 years

Planes flying over Yemen president's Aden base come under fire

ADEN (Reuters) - Anti-aircraft guns opened fire at an unidentified warplanes flying over the presidential palace in the southern city of Aden on Thursday after sounds of two explosions were heard, witnesses said.

Militia men secure a street leading to the airport during clashes in Yemen's southern port city of Aden March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke was seen rising from the hill-top compound, where President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is based, the residents said. It was not immediately clear if Hadi was inside the compound.

Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf, writing by Sami Aboudi, Editing by William Maclean

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