BREAKING NEWS: Saudi intercepts ballistic missile over Riyadh as Yemen rebels say they fired at King Salman's palace

Mail Online | 12/19/2017 | Julian Robinson for MailOnline
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Saudi Arabia has intercepted a ballistic missile over Riyadh after Yemen rebels claimed to have fired at the royal residence of King Salman.

Eyewitnesses said they saw a plume of smoke over the capital after hearing a blast at about 10.50am this morning - shortly before the scheduled unveiling of the Saudi budget.

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A Saudi-led coalition is battling the armed Houthi movement in neighbouring Yemen and this morning the Shiite rebels said they were targeting a meeting of leaders at Yamama palace.

They claimed a ballistic 'Volcano H-2' missile was used in the attack.

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Pictures on social media showed a trail of white smoke in the skies above the city this morning. State television has claimed there are no reports of damage so far while.

Officials said the missile was 'Iranian-Huthi', days after Washington accused Tehran of manufacturing a missile fired by the Yemeni rebels at the Saudi capital last month.

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A royal family member appeared to confirm the missile was aimed at a palace meeting.

'Coalition forces confirm intercepting an Iranian-Houthi missile targeting (the) south of Riyadh. There are...
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