Reports of shooting at Saudi king’s palace denied as rumor

A Saudi official has stated that the news about gunfire and explosions outside the king’s palace is incorrect and just rumors. Earlier Saturday, social media reported “heavy gunfire and explosions outside the king’s palace in Riyadh” and the king’s evacuation to a bunker at a nearby air force base. Twitter posted photos and videos and quoted some sources as reporting a coup attempt was underway. Later accounts indicated that the shooting erupted when the palace guards shot down a small drone which got too close the king’s residence. Neither the reports nor the denial are confirmed independently.

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4 thoughts on “Reports of shooting at Saudi king’s palace denied as rumor

  • Apr 22, 2018 @ 1:12 at 1:12
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    There is no doubt, that the Saudi crown-prince is very undesirable to many vengeful, formerly
    super-rich Saudis, as well as many other Arab and Iranian enemies of the nascent regime !

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    • Apr 22, 2018 @ 3:13 at 3:13
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      Time has come to rally all the small kingdoms, bits, and emirates in the Arabian Peninsula under one strong administration. Some disagree. Oh well, too bad!

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  • Apr 22, 2018 @ 6:36 at 6:36
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    I believe the Saudis are changing…they are more concerned with the real threat of Iranian agression than they are the situation with the false idea of “Palestinians.”. If the big war happens, I expect Saudis to support U.S. activities in the region that will aid Israel, and cause destruction of Syrian,Russian, and Iranian miltaries. Trump will support Israel as the majority of Americans love, as I do.

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  • Apr 22, 2018 @ 16:04 at 16:04
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    This is not a RUMOR

    Psychology Pнιℓσѕσρнυѕ ۞✍۩
    @PsychologyDoc
    #BREAKING 📰

    The king 👑 of Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 has been evacuated to “King Khaled Military Airport” amidst clashes near his royal palace.

    – Reports still in their infancy. Could be a coup, terrorist attack, Drone attack, attack by Yemeni houthis etc.

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