There was no immediate information on casualties, but witnesses said the office, used by the Houthi rebel administration, is normally bustling with employees. In response to reports about a Qatari individual detained in Yemen, Al Malki clarified that the person in question is a Yemeni citizen, disregarding any other citizenships he might have, was apprehended in Yemeni territory and is therefore subject to Yemeni law.
He also noted that if Saudi Arabia attacks Yemen's coastal city of al-Hudaydah, the Aramco oil facilities and the Saudi trade and military vessels in the Bab el-Mandeb will be targeted.
Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has spent the past three years in exile in Saudi Arabia, and the southern port city of Aden has been his government's de facto capital.
Mortar shells fired by the Shiite Houthi fighters hit civilian targets in Yemen's central province of al-Bayda on Monday, killing five people and injuring several others, a military official told Xinhua.
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Photos circulated in social media show disturbing images of panicked people, some partially covered with blood, running here and there, with streets filled with rubble, buildings shattered, and cars bent out of shape.
"We were working next door to the presidential offices and heard a plane, and then an explosion", Ahmed Dehashir, a first responder. "We tried to dig out the dead and wounded from under the debris, and then there was a second strike".
Meanwhile, Saudi-led coalition spokesperson Turki al-Malki has said that the attacks on Presidential Office in Sana'a came hours after Saudi Arabia's air defence systems intercepted two ballistic missiles launched by the Houthi Ansarullah towards the south of the kingdom on Sunday.
Almost 10,000 people have been killed in the Yemen conflict, which what the United States has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis.