Iran reports 19 dead due missile strike in the Gulf of Oman (video)

TEHRAN, (BM) – As a result of a missile missile launch during the Iranian Navy exercises, 19 people were killed and another 15 were injured, Reuters reports citing the Iranian army, learned

During exercises in the Gulf of Oman, the military accidentally hit a rocket on an auxiliary vessel. Local journalists wrote in social networks about dozens of victims.

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According to Reuters, the Iranian authorities deny that the ship sank. According to the Fars Iranian agency, the damaged ship was towed to the port for further investigation.

It was reported that the cause of the accident could be that the ship did not create sufficient distance between itself and the target, which is why it was hit by a rocket.

According other experts the homing head chose a larger target and hit a missile boat. The rocket was launched from the Iranian frigate Jamaran (76) of the Mowj project.

For training firing, an anti-ship missile with an inert warhead, and not a warhead with explosive, was used. Thus, the number of victims was reduced.

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By the way, the Iranian cruise anti-ship missile with a homing head and low-altitude flight profile Noor is a copy of the Chinese missile C-802.


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