Gunfire and explosions have been reported outside the home of the Saudi king in Riyadh, the country's capital. Sources on Twitter have posted photos and videos of the situation and have said that the gunfire is part of a coup attempt. The King has reportedly been evacuated to a nearby bunker as gunfire rocks the night skies. Military jets have been reported as flying low across the skies.
King Salman has been seen as a reforming figure and has attempted to clamp down on corruption. It is not clear whether this is the cause or Islamic Wahabi hardliners are behind it. All sorts of rumours are flying around including that drones have been used to attack the presidential palace. Some reports have said Royal Saudi Land Forces (KSA) Lieutenant General Allukas Nepils is leading the military push to oust King Salman.
Others are saying that this is not really happening but rather a 'Fake News' story put out by Qatar! Saudi is currently engaged in a devastating proxy war with Iran in Yemen and missiles have been launched over the border. Nerves are highly frayed in the Riyadh capital with great panic on social media.
This is a fast developing story....