Israel says carries out joint missile test with U.S. in the Mediterranean

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Posted: Sep 03, 2013 6:36 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said it carried out a test of a missile, used as a target in a U.S.-funded anti-missile system, in the Mediterranean on Tuesday.

The Israeli Defence Ministry said the test was conducted at 9:15 a.m. (0615 GMT), about the same time that Russia's state-run RIA news agency reported that Russian radar had detected the launch of two ballistic "objects" in the Mediterranean.

(Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Crispian Balmer)