19 Dead As Iran Bombs Own Ship Months After Downing Plane

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fired missles at its own ship during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman Sunday.

The bombing resulted in the death of 19 Iranian sailors leaving 15 others injured.

’s state media, IRNA, gave the update Monday after it earlier claimed that only sailor died.

Twelve badly wounded sailors were taken a local hospital which also treated another three with slight wounds.

The friendly fire hit The Konarak, a Hendijan-class support ship near the port of Jask, 790 miles -east of Tehran.

Konarak had been remodeled in 2018 and was able to sea and anti-ship missiles.

The 47-metre vessel which has been in service since 1988, had the capacity of 40 tons and carries a crew of 20 sailors.

It was the second deadly incident involving a misfired missile by in 2020.

In January, the country’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner.

All 176 people board were killed.