Israel admits missile test after Russian reports

Israel admits missile test after Russian reports

Israel's defence ministry Tuesday admitted  to have successfully tested an Ankor target missile in the Mediterranean Sea, following a Russian report that  two ballistic missiles were launched in the area.

The testing of the missile, part of the Hetz anti-missile and radar tracking system, was conducted in cooperation with a United States defence agency and was successful, Xinhua quoted a ministry spokesperson as saying.

The spokesperson also confirmed to Xinhua that the test is what triggered the Russian radars and resulted in the Russian defence ministry issuing a statement about a missile launch in the Mediterranean.

According to the statement, the experiment took place at 9.15 a.m. local time (6.15 a.m. GMT).

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