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Taiwan mistakenly fires missile towards China, hitting trawler

Taiwan unveiled its Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind) anti-ship missile in 2007A Taiwanese warship mistakenly launched a supersonic “aircraft carrier killer” missile towards China on Friday, hitting a fishing boat and killing one person, the navy said, as ties between the island and its once bitter rival deteriorate. The domestically developed Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind) missile flew about 75 kilometres (45 miles) before hitting the trawler in waters off Penghu, a Taiwanese-administered island group in the Taiwan Strait. The skipper on the “Hsian Li Sheng”, a 60-tonne trawler based in the southern Kaohsiuing city, was killed and three other crew on board, including a Vietnamese and a Filipino, were injured.

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