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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fishermen Fired Upon

VLADIVOSTOK ()-- Russian coast guards in the Far East opened fire Monday on six Japanese boats spotted fishing off the disputed southern Kuril islands, coast guard sources said.

The Russian ships opened fire with small-caliber arms on the Japanese vessels after they had ignored warning shots and other calls for them to stop fishing, the sources said. It was not immediately known if anyone was hurt.