Saudi Arabian security forces shoot down toy drone near royal palace

Saudi Arabian security forces shoot down toy drone near royal palace

Saudi police said security forces "dealt with" a small civilian drone that was flying without authorization in an upscale neighborhood of Riyadh on Saturday. The statement came after footage was circulated online that included the apparent sound of gunfire in the Saudi capital.

Saudi Arabia has witnessed a string of revolutionary political improvements over the past year beneath the king's child, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who's spearheaded reforms to transform the market and also open up the united states.

The authenticity of the videos could not be verified.

The official said drone enthusiasts are expected to apply for a permit that would authorise them "to use drones for the purposes assigned to them in permitted sites from police in their neighbourhoods". An senior official told Reuters there have been no casualties when the drone was shot down and King Salman was not at the palace at the moment; point.

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Prince Mohammed returned earlier this month from a foreign tour that included the United States where he sought investments and support to curb Iranian influence in the region.

The apparently heavy-handed response to the drone isn't unusual in Saudi Arabia - Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen have used drones against a Saudi-led coalition.

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