Gunfire Reported Near Saudi Palace, King Evacuated

Saudi Arabia and gender-discriminatory laws

Saudi Arabia and gender-discriminatory laws

According to eyewitnesses gunfire can be heard in the vicinity of the palace late on Saturday night.

An unnamed senior Saudi official told Reuters news agency that Saudi Arabia's King Salman was not in his palace at the time of the incident.

Earlier on social media a video circulated claiming shooting near the Royal Palace.

"The king was at his farm in Diriya", the official said, naming another area of the capital.

One video showed at least two police cars parked in the middle of the street.

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Asked about the footage, the official said the drone had been shot down and added that the government would introduce regulations for the use of recreational drones.

Reporter Daniel Medina tweeted: 'BREAKING: A number of journalists in Riyadh are reporting heavy fire outside palace compound.

Several media outlets said via Twitter that violence erupted near the royal residence and that King Salman was evacuated to a military bunker in the city.

Saudi sports authorities shut down a female fitness centre in Riyadh Friday over a contentious promotional video that appeared to show a woman in figure-hugging workout attire.

Houthi rebels in Yemen have used armed drones in attempts to target the Saudi capital before and have also fired ballistic missiles into the country.

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