U.S. Navy fires on fishing boat near UAE; 1 killed




 
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July 17th, 2012  
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Topic: U.S. Navy fires on fishing boat near UAE; 1 killed


DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One person was killed and three others injured on Monday when a U.S. Navy ship fired at an approaching fishing boat off the United Arab Emirates, but officials did not immediately blame terrorism or cite an Iran-link to the still-murky incident. Why the boat approached the U.S. refuel ling ship, the USNS Rappahannock, was still unclear, U.S. officials said. But the U.S. Navy said the small motor boat ignored repeated warnings to halt its approach before a security team fired rounds from a .50-caliber machine gun. Even small boats dwarfed by the size of the U.S. ...




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