Pakistan navy kills Indian fisherman Iqbal off the Gujarat Coast

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| Friday, September 18, 2015 - 16:36
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Pakistan navy kills Indian fisherman
NEW DELHI: Pakistan marines on Friday opened fire at two Indian boats off the Gujarat coast with five Indian fishermen travelling in it. According to the reports, one fisherman named Iqbal Abdul Bhatti was killed in the firing.
 
The Indian fishing boat ‘Prem Raj’ was shot by the Pakistani Navy leading to the death of boat master who is reported to be a native of Okha in Dwarka district of Gujarat, a media report said.
 
While the boats are being towed back to India by Coast Guards, there is yet no official information as of now from the wither countries (India or Pakistan).
 
More details are awaited on the exact location of the incident as the series of events that led to the death of Iqbal are still not clear.
 
Coast Guard has launched investigation into the incident, while the Ministry of External Affairs is likely to release a statement on the matter soon.
 
This is the sixth such incident since 2010 of Pakistani firing on Indian fishing vessels.
 
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