The Saudi-led military coalition has bombed the Yemeni Defense Ministry in the capital Sanaa, local media reported.

Late on Friday, two air raids targeted the ministry, which is controlled by Houthi fighters, Al Masirah quoted witnesses as saying.

The Witnesses said following the attacks, plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from the building.

According to Al Masirah, one of the missiles hit a residential area near the ministry, injuring at least eight civilians. The casualty toll could also raise.

The Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen has intensified air raids in Yemen since the Houthi fighters fired a ballistic missile toward Saudi capital, Riyadh, a week ago.

Riyadh blamed Tehran for supplying the rebels with the missile, while Tehran denied such allegations.

Saudi Arabia launched a military coalition in 2015 against Houthi fighters. The coalition aims at reinstalling President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is a close Saudi ally.

Since the beginning of the coalition, more than 12,000 civilians, including women and children, have been killed and at least 40,000 sustained injuries.

Saudi Arabia’s deadly strikes have also led to a deadly cholera outbreak with 900,000 suspected cases reported since April.

Fears of mass starvation have also escalated due to a Saudi blockade on the impoverished country.