Missile falls near Italian ship off Libya

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Italy’s defence ministry said Wednesday that an Italian naval ship off Libya reported that a missile fell into the water nearby, but it was unclear whether it had been fired or dropped by accident. “It could be a Libyan missile or an anti-aircraft missile that fell into the sea,” Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa said on the sidelines of a press conference in Rome. “There is no reason to worry,” he said, though he added that the ship — the Bersagliere — had “moved further off to be on the safe side.” The missile fell into the water two kilometres from the frigate around 0840 GMT, he said.