Pirates fail to attack Iranian oil tanker: media

Source: Xinhua| 2021-11-01 19:40:07|Editor: huaxia

TEHRAN, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- Pirates failed to attack an Iranian oil tanker in southern international waters on Monday, official news agency IRNA reported.

According to the report, four boats carrying six armed men were approaching the tanker on Monday morning and intended to attack it.

The naval escort team on the tanker clashed with pirates, as the tanker was on its way to the Gulf of Aden before entering the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, it said.

With timely action of the escort team and their alarming fire, the pirates escaped from the scene, it added. Enditem

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