Ballistic missile intercepted over Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh

20 Dec 2017   Saudi Arabia

A MISSILE fired at Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh was shot down moments before it hit a royal palace today. Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the city, Saudi-owned channel al-Arabiya reported in a news flash quoting a Saudi-led military coalition official. 7 twitter 7 The coalition is battling the armed Houthi movement in neighbouring Yemen . A ballistic missile was launched at the Saudi capital, a Houthi spokesman said. Mohammed Abdussalam said on Twitter that a Volcano 2-H ballistic missile was fired towards al-Yamama royal palace. Bloomberg reporter Vivian Nereim tweeted: “Loud boom heard in central Riyadh – big enough that we felt it shake our tower.” The Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information tweeted: “Coalition forces confirm intercepting an Iranian-Houthi missile targeting south of Riyadh. “There are no reported casualties at this time. Last month missiles were fired at a Saudi airport used by thousands […]

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