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Saudi coast guard kills local fisherman, says Iran TV

AP  |  Tehran 

Iran's state TV is reporting that an Iranian fisherman has been killed by Saudi Arabia's coast guard last night.

The IRINN TV channel reported local sources from Boushehr province as saying today that Saudi coast guard officers fired at two Iranian fishermen Friday, killing one.

Several Iranian websites also reported that two Iranian boats were shot at as they approached a Saudi rig.

Predominantly Shiite and Sunni Saudi kingdom have been regional rivals and support opposite sides in conflicts across the Middle East, including the wars in Syria and Yemen.

and severed diplomatic ties in 2016, and twin Islamic State-claimed attacks on Iran's and the tomb of its revolutionary leader last week flared tensions to a new high between the two nations.

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 23:42 IST