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      Israel Shoots Down Unidentified Drone

      The Israeli Air Force intercepted an unmanned and unidentified aircraft that entered Israel's airspace early Saturday morning.
      By Uzi Baruch
      First Publish: 10/6/2012, 6:50 PM

      The Israeli air force shot down an unidentified drone on Saturday morning, around 10:00 am after it entered the country's airspace from the Mediterranean Sea, an army spokesman and army radio reported.

      According to AFP, soldiers are currently searching the area where the drone was downed, in open areas in the northern Negev, to locate and identify it, the spokesman added.

      IDF Spokesperson Yoav Mordechai said that the aircraft was monitored and accompanied by fighter planes throughout its flight and that it was possible to shoot it down at any stage, "however, it was decided to intercept the aircraft near southern Mount Hevron for safety reasons."