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Gunfire in Saudi Royal Palace; Riyadh Claims ‘Toy Drone’ Shot Down

After reports and videos surfacing online of heavy gunfire in the Saudi Arabian capital near King Salman’s residence sparked fears of a coup in progress, Saudi security forces claimed it was simple a case of a toy drone being detected near the premises, and that it was shot down. The Riyadh police spokesman, quoted by the official Saudi News Agency (SPA), said a security screening point noticed a small, unauthorised recreational drone at 7:50 pm local time (1650 GMT), leading security forces to deal with it according to their orders and instructions. ......