Middle East

Iranian navy thwarts piracy attack

Dubai: The Iranian Navy’s 30th Fleet has thwarted an attempt by pirates to hijack an Indian oil tanker in the Red Sea, Rear Admiral Siavash Jareh announced on Sunday.

Local media reported Iranian naval warships intercepted seven pirate boats that had surrounded and attacked the tanker and forced them to flee after clashing with them.  [05/05/14]

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