Saudi security shoots down recreational drone near royal palace

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian security powers said they had shot down a recreational drone in the capital Riyadh on Saturday after online recordings demonstrated gunfire in the area where illustrious royal palace are found, starting feelings of trepidation of a political distress.

A Riyadh police representative quoted by the official Saudi News Agency (SPA) said one of the security screening focuses saw an unapproved little recreational drone flying around 7:50 PM, driving the security men to manage it as indicated by their requests and directions.

The representative said the drone was distinguished by powers at a checkpoint in the Khozama region, who hence “managed it as per their requests”, state news said without indicating if there were any wounds or harm.

King Salman was not at his royal palace in Riyadh at the time, a senior Saudi authority told Reuters. “The lord was at his homestead in Diriya,” he stated, naming another region of the capital.