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Islamic State (Isis) has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack in Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh.

An explosion damaged the vehicle which was parked outside a residential property in the Saudi capital's Al-Aziza district on Monday, 8 February, the Saudi Press Agency reported. No one was injured in the explosion, and several vehicles were damaged.

In a statement released on the Telegram social messaging platform, Isis's Amaq news agency claimed the blast was caused by a "sticky bomb" attached to the vehicle of a member of the Saudi armed forces, Reuters reported.

Saudi Arabia has been targeted in a series of recent attack by Sunni extremist group Islamic State, with a 29 January attack on a Shia mosque in Eastern Province killing four people and injuring 18.

Last week, Saudi Arabia said it was willing to send troops into Syria to combat Isis.