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Iran consul meets fishermen in Qatar

Tehran’s consul in Doha has met with the six Iranian fisherman detained more than a month ago, after unintentionally drifting into Qatari waters.

The men came under fire by two Qatari military choppers after the tide brought them to Qatari waters on September 30, 2010.

Three of the fishermen were wounded in the incident and reportedly taken to a Doha hospital.

The Iranian official on Friday met with the fisherman in a detention center in the city of Doha, Fars News agency reported.

Iran’s consul also met with a wounded fisherman currently receiving treatment at the Rumailah hospital in the Qatari capital.

The man identified as Adnan Jamaei received critical wounds after their boat was attacked by coastal guards.

It is not uncommon for fishermen to stray into other nations’ territorial waters due to the tide and contiguity of sea borders in the Persian Gulf.

In such cases, the fishermen are usually warned by coast guards or sometimes detained for a few days before being released.

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