Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:43:01 GMT | By AP

Indian fisherman killed, three injured in firing from US Navy ship

Dubai/Rameswaram: An Indian fisherman was killed and three others were wounded today when a security team onboard a US Navy ship fired at their small boat off Dubai, a United Arab Emirates official said.


Indian fisherman killed, three injured in firing from US Navy ship

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"The services concerned are now investigating this incident," UAE's official news agency WAM quoted Foreign Ministry official Tareq Amed al-Hidan as saying.

ABC News quoting an unnamed UAE official said the fishing boat had four Indians and two Emirate nationals on board when the incident took place in Jabel Ali, a frequent docking point for American naval vessels about 30 miles southwest of Dubai.

In Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Karaiyur Fishermen Association President Malairajan said the dead fisherman has been identified as Sekar of Periyapattinam in Ramanathapuram district. The injured are Muniraj, Panpuvan and Murugan who also hail from Ramanathapuram, he said, adding Munira had been admitted to hospital with bullet injuries.

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