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Saudi forces shoot down toy drone near royal palaces

Wam/AFP/Riyadh
Filed on April 22, 2018
Saudi forces shoot down toy drone near royal palaces
Government officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

(Reuters)

The government ruled out any major security breach.

Saudi forces on Saturday shot down an unidentified toy drone that hovered over a Riyadh neighbourhood home to royal palaces, state media said, prompting a security alarm in the capital.

"At 1950 (local time) a security checkpoint in Khuzama neighbourhood of Riyadh spotted a recreational remote-controlled drone," the Saudi Press Agency reported.

"Security personnel at the checkpoint dealt with it according to their orders and instructions in this regard," SPA added, implying that the drone had been shot down.


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