Blast Shakes Saudi Arabia’s Capital Riyadh

Blast Shakes Saudi Arabia’s Capital Riyadh

There occured a thunderous explosion in Saudia Arabia’s capital, Riyadh on Tuesday. Exactly after 3 days when it stopped a projectile over the same city, Riyadh.

Since 2015, Saudia Arabia is under continuous attacks (missiles and drones) from Huthi extremists in Yemen so there was no instant response from its side.

The incident took place around 1:00 pm according to AFP correspondents but some residents also said on social media that there were two blasts.

The state television reported that on Saturday, the Saudi-led coalition also demolished a missile which was proceeding towards Riyadh.

The source of the target is not identified so far and according to Huthis, they were not part of that incident. Several flights were also delayed as per Riyadh’s King Khaled International Airport.

Although Saudia Arabia has started a military interference against the Hutis since 2015 and is a victim of multiple cross-border attacks, it is very exceptional that missiles or drones initiated by the Huthis could reach Riyadh, which is about 700 kilometers (435 miles) from the border.

This incident happened only after a few days after Joe Biden took in place of US President by replacing Donald Trump.

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As reported by the relief groups, they have no other way except to deal with the Yemen rebels, who have control even on its capital Sanaa.