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19 killed in Iran naval ‘pleasant fireplace’ incident

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19 killed in Iran naval 'friendly fire' incident
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19 killed in Iran naval ‘pleasant fireplace’ incident

Nineteen sailors have been killed and 15 others injured in a “pleasant fireplace” incident involving two Iranian naval vessels within the Gulf of Oman, the Navy stated on Monday. Iranian state media reported {that a} new anti-ship missile being examined by the frigate Jamaran hit the sunshine assist ship Konarak on Sunday, the BBC reported.

The “Konarak vessel was struck with a missile yesterday (Sunday) afternoon throughout a army train within the waters of Bandar-e Jask” off Iran’s south coast, state TV stated.

“The vessel was hit after shifting a observe goal to its vacation spot and never creating sufficient distance between itself and the goal,” it added.

The incident occurred close to the port of Jask, some 1,270 km south-east of Tehran, within the Gulf of Oman, the BBC quoted the state TV report as saying.

Jamaran and Konarak are stated to belong to the naval forces of the Iranian army.

Iran’s armed forces repeatedly maintain workout routines within the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

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