Photo: Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh had said he was ready for a new page in the conflict. (File: Reuters) Fighters from Yemen's armed Houthi movement have blown up the house of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh in the centre of the capital Sanaa, residents reported, as his whereabouts remained unknown. The radio station of Yemen's Houthi-controlled interior ministry and a Houthi TV station said Mr Saleh been killed, but there has been no independent confirmation of his death. Saleh's party denied to Reuters that their leader had been killed and said he was continuing to lead forces in their clashes against the Houthis in the capital Sanaa. His whereabouts are unknown and he has made no public appearances since the reports of his death surfaced. The alleged attack came a day after Mr Saleh said he was ready for a "new page" in ties with the Saudi-led coalition. Mr Saleh's loyalists had lost ground on the sixth day of heavy urban combat with the Iran-aligned Houthis, his former allies in nearly three years of war with a Saudi-led military coalition. The recent fighting was the most serious since the Houthis and Mr Saleh's General People's Congress made common cause against the Saudi-led coalition. The coalition joined the Yemen war in 2015 to try to restore the internationally-recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power. Fighting erupted between the Iranian-allied Shiite rebels and forces loyal to Mr Saleh last week, unravelling their fragile alliance, formed in the face of the internationally-recognised government and Saudi-led coalition. The Houthis and forces allied to Mr Saleh swept into Sanaa in 2014. The Houthis dominate the northern part of the city, while Mr Saleh's forces hold the southern part, with much of the current fighting concentrated around the Political District, home to ministries and foreign embassies. The Houthis appeared to be targeting the homes of Mr Saleh's family, political allies and commanders. Photo: Smoke has continued to rise during the battle between Mr Saleh's supporters and Houthi fighters in Sanaa. (Reuters: Mohamed al-Sayaghi) 'It's like horror movies' Suze van Meegen, a Sanaa-based