Briefly World: US ship fires on boat off UAE coast,1 killed

A US vessel fired on a boat off the coast of the United Arab Emirates,killing one person and injuring three,according to a US consular official in Dubai

Written by Agencies | Published: July 17, 2012 1:44:11 am

US ship fires on boat off UAE coast,1 killed

DUBAI: A US vessel fired on a boat Monday off the coast of the United Arab Emirates,killing one person and injuring three,according to a US consular official in Dubai. The official gave no details,but it appeared the boat could have been mistaken as a threat in Gulf waters not far from Iran’s maritime boundaries.

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