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Greek Coast Guard Shoot Suspected Smuggler off Kos Coast


A man, possibly a Turkish smuggler, died after gunfire from the Greek coast guard, who were chasing the speedboat he was piloting Tuesday off the Psalidi coast in Kos, Greece.
According to sources, seven illegal immigrants were located on Psalidi beach by coast guards, who say the speedboat had probably dropped them off there.
At the same time, a patrol vessel tracked a speedboat which, despite warning signals, did not stop and a pursuit followed.
The speedboat tried to ram the coast guard vessel four times, causing the latter’s crew to reply with warning shots to the engine.
Possibly, some of the bullets ricocheted, killing the speedboat’s driver, possibly of Turkish origin. His body was taken to hospital in Kos for an autopsy.

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