Mar 03, 2021

An Iranian Navy frigate accidentally hit another vessel with a missile in the Gulf of Oman on Sunday. The impact resulted in dozens of deaths, according to reports.

Iranian media reported that at least 40 personnel were either killed or missing in the attack on the battleship. The frigate was operating near the coast of the Hormozgan Province of Iran.

The friendly fire incident took place on the Konarak vessel, Fars reported. Other reports claim that the missile was mistakenly launched from the Jamaran frigate and that some of the injured crew members are being treated in the hospital.

This friendly fire indecent comes just several months after Tehran admitted that they shot down a Ukrainian passenger flight, allegedly by accident.