`Terror act` damaged Japanese tanker in Gulf strait: UAE
A "terrorist act" caused damage to a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz last week, the coastguard in the UAE, where the ship docked for repairs.
Dubai: A "terrorist act" caused damage to a
Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz last week, the
coastguard in the United Arab Emirates, where the ship docked
for repairs, said on Friday.
"The investigation and examination conducted by special
teams have shown the tanker was attacked with explosives,
prepared using traditional methods, which were loaded on a
boat that approached the ship," a UAE coastguard spokesman was
quoted as saying by the official WAM news agency.
Militant jihadists claimed Tuesday that a suicide bomber
blew himself up on the ship owned by Mitsui OSK Lines, which
reported one of its tankers, the M Star, appeared to have been
hit by a blast on July 28 in waters between Iran and Oman.