Monday 11 May 2020

Iran navy 'friendly fire' incident kills 19 sailors

Unfortunately, nineteen sailors have died and 15 others wounded after one Iranian navy warship accidentally struck another with a missile during one of the exercises.

The accident involved Iranian naval vessels in the Gulf of Oman, Iran's navy has said.

Iranian media reported that the support ship Konarak was hit by a new powerful anti-ship missile being tested by the frigate Jamaran during an exercise on Sunday.

The Konarak was putting targets out in the water and remained too close to one, according to the reports.

The incident happened near the Strait of Hormuz, a strategically important waterway. About a fifth of the world's oil passes through there.

Read more details here: Iran navy 'friendly fire' incident kills 19 sailors in Gulf of Oman -

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