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US shoots down suspected spy balloon


The US apparently shot down the Chinese balloon over the open sea. A military operation is on its way to collect the rubble.

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The US shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the US east coast on Saturday.

The balloon had previously passed through sensitive military sites across North America and became a source of tension between Washington and Beijing.

An operation is underway in US territorial waters to recover the debris from the balloon, which flew at an altitude of about 11 miles and was estimated to be about the size of three school buses.

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Source: spiegel

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