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Number of Iranian fishing boats driven toward KSA unknown

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 18, IRNA -- An informed source said that the number of boats driven by sea waves toward Saudi Arabia is unknown, adding one or three boats could have entered Saudi waters.

He told IRNA on Sunday morning that, according to the Iranian police, at 5:30 am local time (01:00 GMT) on Saturday a boat sailed by a father and his son had gone to Bushehr coast waters for fishing, which was driven toward Saudi Arabia by sea waves.

The Saudi coastguard opened fire, and killed the father, but the son was able to escape to Iranian beach.

Bushehr Province authorities say that they are also following up another report saying that three boats were pushed toward Saudi Arabia, but nothing is still known about their fates.

He added the survived son says he knows nothing about the other boats but that unknown people had shot at them.

Any information gained will be announced in the following hours, said the official.

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