For a second time in two weeks, U.S. F-22 jet fighters intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said.

The bombers entered the U.S. air defense identification zone near mainland Alaska Tuesday around 10:00 pm eastern time, and were accompanied by two Su-35 Flanker fighter jets, the command said in a statement.

The latest incursion and aerial intercept followed another Russian bomber flights on Sept. 1 and comes as Moscow is engaged in the largest war games in more than 37 years in Central Asia and the Russian Far East.

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