Saudi forces shoot down toy drone near royal palace amid heavy gunfire in Riyadh

TEHRAN, Apr. 22 (MNA) – Saudi police have shot down a toy drone flying over the royal palace amid heavy gunfire on Saturday.

Following multiple tweets from many sources that detailed heavy gunfire emanating from the Saudi royal palace in Riyadh, kingdom spokespersons are claiming that they are currently investigating circumstances that led to what they assert was the downing of a drone identified flying in the area, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Other Arabic media reported earlier on Saturday that heavy gunfire was heard near the palace of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud in Riyadh.

There are several tweets circulating on social media, in which gunfire can be clearly heard.

​Several Arabic media outlets reported that King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud had been evacuated to a nearby military bunker, but this information has not been confirmed.

Earlier this week, Yemeni forces reported that they had launched a ballistic missile at an airport in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan province. The Ansarullah militants have fired dozens of missiles into Saudi Arabia over recent months targeting several locations, including Riyadh's international airport, in response to multiple full-scale airstrikes against Houthi positions.

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