Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh: State media

A loud explosion was heard shortly before the scheduled unveiling of the?Saudi?budget, usually announced from the Yamamah palace by the king. Photograph:( AFP )

AFP Saudi Arabia Dec 19, 2017, 11.48 AM (IST)

Saudi Arabia intercepted a Yemeni rebel missile over Riyadh on Tuesday, state media said,

The rebels said the target was Yamamah palace, the official residence of King Salman.

An AFP correspondent heard a loud explosion at 10:50 GMT, shortly before the scheduled unveiling of the Saudi budget.

The Saudi budget is usually announced from the Yamamah palace by the king.