Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh has flown to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, a day after he was wounded when his palace was shelled, Saudi officials say.
Uncertainty surrounded Mr Saleh’s whereabouts for much of Saturday.
Sources in Yemen told the BBC that Mr Saleh had a piece of shrapnel below his heart and second-degree burns.
An uprising demanding that the president leave power has brought Yemen close to civil war.
Subscribe to The Iranian newsletter
Sign up for our daily newsletter to get the top news stories delivered to your inbox.