Canadian jets intercept Russian bombers, first time in two years Norad

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OTTAWA — North America"s early-warning air defences have intercepted a pair of Russian bombers off the country"s northern coast, the first such encounter in more than two years.

CF-18 fighter jets were scrambled alongside U.S. F-22s around 7 p.m. ET on Thursday after radar spotted two TU-95 Bear bombers flying less than 320 kilometres from North American airspace.

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