IDF probing possible interceptor missile misfire

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The Israel Defense Forces says it is investigating after footage shows an Iron Dome interceptor missile failing and crashing in central Israel.

“The possibility that an interceptor [missile] fell in the country due to a technical malfunction is being examined,” the IDF says in response to a query on the matter.

“The incident is being investigated,” it adds.

There are no reports of injuries as a result of the incident.

The Tamir missile was fired as Iron Dome batteries responded to a rocket barrage from the Gaza Strip on Tel Aviv and surrounding areas at around 10 p.m.

Tamir missiles fail occasionally, though in most cases have not caused any significant damage.

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