Israel forces shoot down drone

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JERSUALEM (CNN) — The Israeli air force shot down a drone approaching the nation’s coast on Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

It was the second time an unmanned aircraft had been intercepted in Israeli air space within the past seven months, the IDF said.

The drone was successfully intercepted five nautical miles off the coast of Haifa. Israeli naval forces were searching the area and an investigation is under way.

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