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11 May 2020 | 10:01 AM UTC

Iran: Friendly fire kills 19 in the Gulf of Oman May 10

Iran News Alert

Naval exercise leaves 19 killed and 15 injured in the Gulf of Oman on May 10

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/14/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Iran, Gulf of Oman

Event

An Iranian army website published a statement stating that a naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman on Sunday, May 10, left 19 sailors dead and injured 15 others in a friendly fire episode. The accident occurred near the Jask Port as an Iranian missile struck a support ship as it was placing practice targets into the sea for the exercise. The number of servicemen onboard was not reported.

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor developments to the situation.

 

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