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Saudi air defenses intercepted two missiles over Riyadh on Sunday that had been fired from rebel-held territory in neighboring Yemen, state media reported, after multiple explosions were heard in the city.

Debris from the missiles scattered over residential areas of the capital without causing casualties, a Riyadh-led military coalition fighting the Huthi rebels said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.

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An AFP journalist heard at least four loud explosions in the Saudi capital, which has been targeted by Huthi missiles in the past, while residents reported bright flashes in the sky.

Metal shrapnel littered a street in Riyadh s diplomatic quarter, home to most embassies, a diplomatic source told AFP. The area has been cordoned off by security officials, the source added.

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