Saudi: Three Iranian boats forced out of waters

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Saudi Arabia forced three Iranian boats to retreat from its waters on Thursday after firing warning shots, a spokesman for Saudi border guards revealed yesterday.

The spokesman, quoted by Saudi news agency SPA, said the Iranian vessels refused to stop after they entered Saudi waters despite repeated warnings.
This then forced the Saudi authorities to fire warning shots at them.

Iranian state media reported that the Saudi coastguard had opened fire on Iranian fishermen who had strayed into Saudi waters. Initial reports said no one was hurt.

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The report did not specify when exactly the incident occurred. It was not immediately clear whether the two reports referred to the same incident.

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