An explosion was heard in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh at 12:52 pm (Arabian Standard Time), according to local reports. Social media users have shared videos of a ballistic missile interception.
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Riyadh has been targeted in sporadic attacks by Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen launching missile and drone strikes toward the Kingdom.
Source: News https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2021/01/26/Loud-explosion-heard-in-Saudi-Arabia-s-Riyadh