19 as Irani killed warship by accident ‘hit by missile’ throughout workout routines: Iranian military
An Iranian warship was by accident hit by a missile throughout workout routines within the Gulf of Oman,
killing not less than 19, state tv quoted the military as saying, amid tensions with the United States within the waterway.
The pleasant fireplace incident involving the Konarak vessel occurred on Sunday afternoon close to Bandar-e Jack,
off the southern coast of the Islamic republic, it stated on its web site.
“The vessel was hit after moving a practice target to its destination,
and not creating enough distance between itself and the target,
” state tv stated on its web site.
Iran’s military confirmed the demise of 19, saying in a press release that “investigations” have been persevering with relating ,
to the reason for the incident.
The Konarak is a light-weight logistical assist vessel made within,
the Netherlands and bought by Iran earlier than the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Weighing 447 tonnes and 47 meters (154 toes) lengthy,
the Hendijan-class vessel is provided with 4 cruise missiles, based on state tv.
It was not instantly clear what number of crew members have been on board the warship at the time of the accident.
Iran and its arch-enemy the US have traded barbs previously 12 months,
over a spate of incidents involving their forces within the delicate Gulf waters.
Tensions have escalated since 2018 when the US withdrew from a multinational accord,
that froze Iran’s nuclear program and reimposed crippling sanctions on its economic system.
Tasnim information company stated in an English-language tweet that,
the Konarak hit by the missile fired by one other Iranian warship.
Tasnim didn’t point out the element in its Persian-language report on its web site.
Iran’s armed forces in January mistakenly shot down a Kyiv-bound Boeing 737 passenger jet shortly after takeoff from Tehran,
Irani killed 176 folks aboard.
The army admitted to the catastrophic error, saying it got here,
as Iran’s air defenses have been on excessive alert after firing,
a barrage of missiles at US troops stationed in Iraq.
Iran launched the missiles in retaliation for the US’,
killing of its high basic Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike days earlier than that.