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News ID: 65942 |
Publish Date: 10:19 - 20 June 2016

Indonesian Navy fires on Chinese boat

An Indonesian naval vessel fired on a Chinese fishing boat on Friday, injuring one person.

Indonesian Navy fires on Chinese boatAccording to MANA,Indonesia's navy said it had fired warning shots at several boats with Chinese flags that it accused of fishing illegally near the Natuna Islands – but a spokesman told Reuters there had been no injuries.
But Jakarta has objected to China's inclusion of parts of the Indonesian-ruled Natuna Islands within a "nine-dash line" that Beijing marks on maps to show its claim on the body of water.
China has said it does not dispute Indonesia's sovereignty over the Natuna Islands, although the statement said the area where the incident occurred is subject to overlapping interests.
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