‘Heavy gunfire’ reported near Saudi’s King’s palace in Riyadh ‘as king evacuated to military bunker’

'Heavy gunfire' reported near Saudi’s King’s palace in Riyadh 'as king evacuated to military bunker'

Heavy gunfire has reportedly broken out near the royal palace in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.

Unconfirmed reports on Twitter claim violence has erupted near the royal residence tonight but these are yet to be verified.

Authorities in Saudi Arabia are yet to comment on the claims, which include that King Salman was evacuated to a military bunker in the city.

Heavy gunfire has reportedly broken out near the royal palace in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh. Unconfirmed reports on Twitter claim violence has erupted near the royal residence tonight but these are yet to be verified.

Unverified videos have been posted on social media, allegedly near the palace in Riyadh, in which it appears gunfire can be heard.

It is unknown if there have been any casualties.

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

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