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Russia detains two North Korean vessels after attack in Sea of Japan: report

Reuters

Russian border guards detained two North Korean racketeering vessels in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol ship, the Tass news agency cited the Federal Security Service as saying on Tuesday.

“The crew of a North Korean schooner (more than 45 people) carried out an armed attack on a border patrol ship’s inspection team. Three military personnel were injured,” the TASS news agency said, citing the FSB.