On Monday 11th May the Iranian Navy said in a statement that one of its own missiles has struck the Hendijan Class support ship KONARAK on Sunday 10 th May in a friendly fire incident during a training exercise in the Sea of Oman near the Iranian port city of Jask, off the southern coast of the Islamic Republic, killing 19 and injuring another 15.
It was not clear how many crew members were on board the vessel at the time of the accident and the death toll was a sharp revision from what was reported just hours earlier, when state media said at least one sailor was killed.
KONARAK was struck by a missile fired from the Moudge Class frigate JAMARAN in a friendly fire incident during training on 10 May 2020, killing 19 of her crew.
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Published – Tuesday 12th May, 2020