Kuwaiti soldier killed in clash with Iraqi sailors

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 00:27

Kuwait City: A Kuwaiti coast guard was
killed on Monday in a shootout with Iraqi sailors inside Kuwait`s
territorial waters, the interior ministry said.

The clash broke out when an Iraqi boat entered Kuwaiti
waters and refused orders from a coast guard patrol to stop,
it said in a statement.

The coast guard was killed while the Iraqi boat was
destroyed and an unspecified number of Iraqis arrested, the
interior ministry said.

Kuwait`s coast guards often seize Iraqi fishing boats
and detain Iraqi fishermen for illegal entry into its waters.
In October, Kuwait arrested 13 Iraqi fishermen.

There was no immediate comment from Baghdad on the
latest incident.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 00:27
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