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Gunfire, Explosions Heard Near Saudi Royal Palace, King Salman Reportedly Evacuated

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Local reports in Riyahd say that Saudi King Salman has been evacuated following gunfire and explosions heard around the Royal Palace (in an unconfirmed coup attempt)...

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— Lee Saks (@Lee_Saks) April 21, 2018

 

However, as Saad Abedine reports, via Twitter, a Saudi tweep posted a video refuting the claims of a gunfire near the King's Ouja palace in Khozama street, saying "There is nothing here in the street. Enough with the rumours"

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حي الخزامى مابوه الا العافية pic.twitter.com/o5CXKwogDR

— موجز الأخبار 🇸🇦 (@KSA24) April 21, 2018

Additionally, the London-based Saudi popular political satirist is claiming that the King was moved to a nearby airbase for "his own safety".

The London based #Saudi popular political satirist is claiming that the King was moved to a nearby airbase for "his own safety".

So far, there is NO indication of any gunfire near the King's Ouja palace on local media. https://t.co/nNvQkZCIdU

— SaadAbedine (@SaadAbedine) April 21, 2018

More details to follow...

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