UAE soldier ‘dies after confrontation with Iranian ship’

An Emirati soldier was “martyred after an Iranian boat entered Emirati territory.” (File photo: AP)

A UAE source has confirmed that an Emirati soldier was killed after an Iranian boat entered Emirati territory.

A statement released by the UAE’s official news agency WAM said: “The General Command of the Armed Forces has announced the martyrdom of a serviceman, Sgt. Abdullah Mohammed Issa Al Hammadi, while carrying out a mission inside the country.”

“The Armed Forces Command expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased, asking Almighty Allah to rest his soul in eternal peace and bestow solace on his family”.

Last Update: Tuesday, 25 April 2017 KSA 17:19 - GMT 14:19