Jakarta: Four Indonesian warriors have been killed and eight others harmed by mounted guns discharge in a mishap amid preparing on a South China Sea island, the Army said on Thursday.
"The gun wound up noticeably wild and hit troopers in the region," Army representative Alfret Denny Tuejeh told AFP.
Of the eight hurt, four endured genuine wounds, he said.
The gun, obtained in 2003, was utilized a day prior with no issue, he included. The military have started an examination to discover what created the episode.
The island is a piece of the little Natuna archipelago, remote Indonesian islands in the South China Sea, home to rich angling grounds and copious oil saves.
There have been rehashed conflicts amongst Chinese and Indonesian vessels around the islands as of late, provoking Indonesia to support its safeguards in the range.
Indonesia keeps up it has no oceanic question with China in the South China Sea, dissimilar to other Asian countries, and does not challenge responsibility for or islets there.
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