Saudi shoots down 'toy drone' near Royal Palace in Riyadh

April FrancisApr 24, 2018

The security forces then "dealt with it according to their orders and instructions in this regard", said the SPA, as they shot down the drone after social media showed gunfire in the neighborhood where Saudi King Salman's home is located.

But the government ruled out any major security breach, adding that an investigation had been launched into the incident.

Police in the Saudi capital Riyadh have responded to an unauthorised drone flying over the city Saturday evening.

There were no casualties, and King Salman was not at his palace at the time, a senior Saudi official told Reuters.

Saudi official said King Salman was not at the palace when the incident took place.

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The kingdom's interior ministry instructed drone enthusiasts to obtain permissions to fly the devices until regulations were finalised, noting a law for the use of drones was in its final stage.

The 32-year-old leader ousted his older cousin as crown prince last summer in a palace coup and then jailed dozens of top businessmen and senior royals, including billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and National Guard head Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, in an anti-corruption sweep. Notable clerics also have been detained in a clear bid.

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