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July 16, 2012 4:45 pm

U.S. Navy Fires on Small Boat in Persian Gulf, 1 Dead

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The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock. Photo: wiki commons.

CNN – A U.S. military supply ship fired Monday at a small boat in the Persian Gulf after it came too close, killing one person on board and wounding three, Defense Department officials said.

The USNS Rappahannock, a fuel resupply ship, fired on what two U.S. officials called a “small, white pleasure craft” 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the Dubai port of Jebel Ali.

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