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World IN BRIEF : JAPAN : Earlier Attack on Trawler Reported

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A Russian patrol boat fired on a Japanese trawler Sunday near islands that Russia controls but which Japan claims belong to it. The attack was close to where two other Japanese trawlers were shot at the following day. The patrol boat fired on the 138-ton trawler after it ignored warning shots and tried to escape, a Japanese official said. The trawler’s captain was wounded. On Monday, a fisherman was injured when a Russian gunboat fired on the two trawlers.


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