Saudi forces destroy missile fired over Riyadh

Saudi forces, destroy, missile, fired, Riyadh

Riyadh - Residents of Riyadh reported on social media hearing loud explosions late on Saturday, March 28.



By AP

Published: Sun 29 Mar 2020, 7:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 29 Mar 2020, 1:56 PM

Saudi Arabia's Air Defense Forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile over Riyadh, just before midnight, state media said early on Sunday, March 29.
Residents of Riyadh reported on social media hearing loud explosions late on Saturday, March 28. Minutes later, state media carried a statement by Saudi Arabia's military saying it had destroyed a missile over the city. Saudi state TV reported that American Patriot missile defense systems were used in the interception.
There were no immediate reports of injuries. Another missile was also intercepted and destroyed over the southern Saudi city of Jizan, which borders Yemen, according to Saudi-owned media outlets.


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