Iranian Friendly Fire Kills 19 in 2nd Missile Accident of Year

May 10, 2020


Farnaz Fassihi


New York Times

An anti-ship missile fired from an Iranian Navy frigate struck another naval vessel in a friendly fire episode during military exercises in the Sea of Oman, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15. The frigate, called the Jamaran, struck the vessel, called the Konarak, which was guiding the intended target out to the sea. The Konarak was not at an adequate distance from the intended target when the missile was fired. According to Iran's Navy, the incident is under investigation.