US condoles death of Indian fisherman in shooting

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 12:41

New Delhi: The US Tuesday conveyed its condolences to the families of an Indian killed and three others injured in a shooting incident by a US ship off the UAE coast and said it is probing the Monday evening incident.

In a statement, the US embassy in New Delhi conveyed its "condolences to the families of the crew of the small motor vessel which came under fire from the USNS Rappahannock on July 16 after the vessel disregarded non lethal warnings and rapidly approached the US ship".

It also said that the incident is being probed.

The US Navy supply USNS Rappahannock fired on a fishing boat near the mouth of Jebel Ali Port in Dubai Monday evening as it "ignored the warnings and came too close", Xinhua quoted sources as saying.


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First Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 12:41

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