China denies firing lasers at US planes in Djibouti

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Posted on May 04, 2018, 1:58 pm
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China is denying accusations that it fired military-grade lasers at U.S. planes landing at Camp Lemonnier, in the East African nation of Djibouti.

Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry, told reporters on Friday that U.S. allegations that the pilots suffered minor injuries after Chinese nationals aimed high-powered lasers at them were “completely inconsistent with the facts.”

In a written response to VOA, China’s Ministry of National Defense said, “The Chinese side has refuted the untrue allegations made by the United States through official channels.”

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