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Iran fires missile on own ship during training exercise, killing 19 sailors


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TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian missile fired during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman struck a support vessel near its target, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15, Iran’s state media reported on Monday, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S.

The statement significantly raised the death toll in Sunday’s incident from what was reported just hours earlier, when Iran’s state media said at least one sailor was killed.

The Konarak, a Hendijan-class support ship, which was taking part in the exercise, was too close to a target during an exercise on Sunday when the incident happened, the reports said. The vessel had been putting targets out for other ships to target. The media said the missile struck the vessel accidentally. 

https://nypost.com/2020/05/11/iran-fires-missile-on-own-ship-during-training-exercise-killing-one-sailor/

Careful now, Iran. Don't want to wipe out your navy before you declare war.

 

 

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