Russian border patrol opens fire as North Korean fishing vessel resists search

hrn4Russian border patrol opens fire as North Korean fishing vessel resists search

The Russian border patrol has opened fire during an inspection of a fishing vessel with North Korean crew on-board.
The crew resisted a search, were aggressive, and then attempted to flee with the members of the Russian security forces on board.

A total of one Russian border patrol officer and nine North Korean fishermen were injured during the stand-off.

“During the search and control activities, Russian border guards found illegally-obtained water bio resources on board the vessel. The ship’s crew behaved aggressively towards members of the search group, refusing to comply with legal requirements,” the FSB said in a statement.

One fishermen later died in the hospital.

The incident happened on Friday 19:20 GMT in Russia’s economic zone in the country’s Far East.

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