19 people are dead after a massive blunder by the Iranian military, which saw an Iranian warship mistakenly target another with a missile during an exercise. As Yahoo News reports:
The Konarak was struck on Sunday afternoon near Bandar-e Jask, off the southern coast of the Islamic republic, state television’s website said.
“The vessel was hit after moving a practice target to its destination and not creating enough distance between itself and the target,” it said.
Nineteen crewmen were killed and 15 injured in an “accident” during the exercises, the armed forces said, without elaborating…
The Konarak had been hit by “‘friendly fire’ after Moudge-class frigate ‘Jamaran’ accidentally shot (it) with a missile during live firing exercise in Jask area of #PersianGulf waters”.
Watch: Smoke bellows from #Iran‘s “Konarak” warship after it was struck by a fellow Iranian destroyer in a friendly-fire incident that killed 19 Iranian sailors and wounded 15 more, according to Iran’s navy on state TV.https://t.co/AIZcodSYD5 pic.twitter.com/bWOiUq1WCT
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) May 11, 2020
If Iran’s navy is now sinking due to its own blunders, what chance would it stand in a confrontation with the US?