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Riyadh responds to unauthorised drone flying over city


Amidst Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah's frequent missile attacks on Saudi Arabia including capital Riyadh, Saudi forces have, on Saturday evening, shot down a toy drone near the royal palace in Riyadh, as videos posted online purported to show the area ringing with heavy gunfire. The ministry said the measure would be temporary until the issuance of the regulation.

An official spotted the drone in Khozama district, where the royal palaces are located, and dealt with it "according to their orders and instructions", a statement from Riyadh police said.

Riyadh police said security forces responded to an unauthorised, small drone-type toy after spotting it near a security point in the Khuzama neighbourhood.

"Saudi authorities have launched an investigation into the incident", added SPA. Reuters was unable to independently verify the videos' authenticity. Last October, a gunman shot dead two Saudi guards and wounded three others at the gate of the royal palace in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, according to the Interior Ministry.




Most of the detainees have been released after reaching settlements with the government.

Earlier several local media outlets even reported that King Salman himself was evacuated to a nearby military installation during the shooting, with Saudi analyst Ali al-Ahmed naming the King Khaled base as the monarch's destination. Prominent clerics have also been detained in an apparent bid to silence dissent.

While new regulations are being finalized, Saudi Arabia has reminded drone owners, one day after a drone intrusion triggered heavy gunfire in the capital, that flying unmanned aerial vehicles without a special permit is illegal.

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