Iran-Iranian Navy accidentally bombs own warship in Persian Gulf,killing 19 sailors

One Iranian warship unintentionally hit another with a missile during an exercise, killing 19 sailors and injuring 15 others, Iran’s navy announced on Monday.

According to Reuters,The incident took place during training in the Gulf of Oman, a delicate waterway that relates to the Strait of Hormuz through which about a fifth of the world’s oil passes. Iran routinely conducts exercises in the area.

The frigate Jamaran shot at a training target released by a support ship, the Konarak. However, the support ship stayed too close to the target and was hit, state broadcaster IRIB said.

“The incident took place in the perimeter of Iran’s southern Bandar-e Jask port on the Gulf of Oman during Iranian Navy drills on Sunday afternoon, in which 19 sailors were killed and 15 others were injured,” state TV said, quoting the navy.



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