Iran army says 19 dead, 15 injured in Gulf friendly fire incident

Iran army says 19 dead, 15 injured in Gulf friendly fire incident

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Tehran: The Iranian army said Monday that during the exercise in the Gulf of Oman, a warship was hit by a friendly missile and 19 people were killed in an “accident.”

“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.

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

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