2 Egyptian Fishermen Killed by Tunisian Coastguards
    2012-09-04 16:27:07     Xinhua       Web Editor: haipeng

Two Egyptian sailors were killed and two others wounded on Monday evening when Tunisian coastguards fired on an Egyptian fishing flotilla off the Kerkennah islands in central Tunisia, the official TAP press agency reported on Tuesday.

Tunisia's foreign affairs ministry expressed "regrets" over the incident, while stressing the relations of friendship between both countries.

In a statement released on Sunday evening, Tunisia's defense ministry said the Egyptian fishing vessel proceeded with "risky" maneuvers before being stopped and towed to the port of Sfax.

On Saturday evening, altercations between an Egyptian fishing flotilla and Tunisian fishing boats were reported, TAP said. It is not the first time Egyptian fishing boats are arraigned in Tunisian waters.

A few months ago, an Egyptian fishing vessel was arrested for illegally fishing off Zarzis in southern Tunisia. Its crew was arrested and released two months later following the payment of a fine.

Tunisian authorities have repeatedly warned Egyptian trawlers not to infiltrate its territorial waters, the report said.

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