Iran missile hit on own ship in exercise kills 19, wounds 15

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Around around the navy says nineteen sailors were killed Sunday when a naval support ship was hit by a missile fired from another Iranian vessel during naval exercises in the Gulf of Oman and fears Peter Kenyon says at least fifteen others are reported to be wounded they're running state television says the friendly fire incident occurred near Iran's southern Jask port during a routine naval exercise the support vessel was reportedly setting up targets as part of the exercise but hadn't cleared the area when a missile was fired from another warship Iran routinely conducts exercises in and around the strait of Hormuz a vital waterway for world oil production the incident comes amid elevated tensions between Tehran and Washington president trump has ordered the military to shoot Iranian boats out of the water if they harass American vessels Peter Kenyon NPR news

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