Israel shoots 'balloon' near nuclear reactor

Israeli reactor is widely believed to have built more than 200 nuclear warheads.

Israel shoots 'balloon' near nuclear reactor

An Israeli warplane on Thursday shot down an apparently unmanned balloon that flew over Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor, a security official said.

"It definitely flew over Dimona, although we are still trying to determine what that entailed and the military is now handling the matter," the official said.

A military spokeswoman said an Israeli warplane "shot down a suspicious flying object, probably a balloon, in southern Israel".

Israeli media reports said the balloon was unmanned but powered by an engine.

Israeli reactor is widely believed to have built more than 200 nuclear warheads.

Agencies

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