Iran Warship Hit By "Friendly Fire" In Naval Exercise, 19 Sailors Killed

The Iran Army said the Konarak vessel had been towed ashore after the incident.

Iran Warship Hit By 'Friendly Fire' In Naval Exercise, 19 Sailors Killed

The warship was hit during an exercise by the navy in Jask and Chabahar waters (Representational)

Tehran:

Iran's army said on Monday that 19 people were killed in an "accident" involving a warship hit by a friendly fire missile during exercises in the Gulf of Oman.

"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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