Iran Army Says 19 Dead In Friendly Fire Incident During Naval Exercise

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On Monday, the Iranian army said that 19 were killed in an “accident” involving a warship hit by a friendly fire missile during exercises in the Gulf of Oman.

Tehran: 19 people were killed in an “accident” involving a warship hit by a friendly fire missile during exercises in the Gulf of Oman, the Iranian army said on Monday.

“On Sunday afternoon, during an exercise by a number of the navy’s vessels in Jask and Chabahar waters, the Konarak light support vessel had an accident,” said a statement on the army’s website.

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“The number of this accident’s martyrs is 19 and 15 have also been injured,” it added, saying the vessel had been towed ashore.

(Inputs from NDTV)


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