3 Russian border guards injured after attack by North Korean poachers in Sea of Japan

Posted on September 17, 2019 5:20 am

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Russia’s FSB said the Coast Guard arrested one North Korean ship and its crew poaching fish in Russia’s exclusive economic zone, but sailors on board another vessel violently resisted detention, injuring three troops.

The crew of a North Korean vessel attacked Russian border guards as they tried to stop them from poaching, the FSB explained. Two North Korean fishing ships and 11 motor boats were spotted within the Russian exclusive economic zone in the Japanese Sea on Tuesday, according to the Federal Security Service (FSB), which oversees border security. 

As poaching is considered a criminal offence in Russia, one ship