Blast heard in Saudi capital Riyadh - Reuters correspondent

Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV cited local reports of an explosion and videos circulating on social media of a missile being intercepted over Riyadh

  
Birds eye view of the skyline of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Birds eye view of the skyline of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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RIYADH- An explosion was heard in the Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh on Tuesday, according to a Reuters correspondent, but the cause was not immediately known.

Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV cited local reports of an explosion and videos circulating on social media of a missile being intercepted over Riyadh.

On Saturday, the Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen had said it had intercepted and destroyed an "enemy air target" launched towards Riyadh.

(Writing by Ghaida Ghantous, editing by Louise Heavens) ((ghaida.ghantous@thomsonreuters.com;))

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