Taiwan Accidentally Fires Missile Toward Rival China, Hits Boat

July 1, 2016 8:59 AM

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Taiwan Accidentally Fires Missile Toward Rival China, Hits Boat

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A Taiwanese naval ship accidentally fired a supersonic missile in the direction of its rival China on Friday, killing the captain of a nearby fishing boat, a state-run news agency said.

The 500-ton Chinchiang-class corvette launched the missile during a training exercise while docked at a harbor in the southern port city of Kaohsiung.

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