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Iran navy ‘friendly fire’ incident kills 19 sailors in Gulf of Oman | BBC News
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Iran navy ‘friendly fire’ incident kills 19 sailors in Gulf of Oman | BBC News

At least 19 sailors were killed when the Iranian support ship Konarak was hit with a new anti-ship missile during testing. The Jamaran was testing and training with the new missile when it fired at a target that the Konarak had not moved far enough away from. The incident took place near the Strait of Hormuz and at least 15 other sailors were wounded. The vessel had to be towed to shore, and an investigation is currently underway. “On Sunday evening… an accident happened involving the Konarak light support ship vessel, causing the martyrdom of a number of brave members of the naval forces,” commented the Iran Navy.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52612511

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