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Four commercial vessels targeted by “sabotage operations” near UAE

Four commercial vessels were “sabotaged” off a major tanker bunkering hub in the United Arab Emirates, the British foreign ministry said.

Reports state that it took place near the strategically important Strait of Hormuz.

The incident took place near the UAE’s territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, close to the Strait of Hormuz, a choke point for crude exports out of the oil-rich region.

Tensions in the region are high. Both Iran and the United States have been sabre rattling this week concerning the strategically import Strait of Hormuz.

“ABU DHABI: Several powerful explosions on Sunday hit the Port of Fujairah UAE following a huge fire that engulfed at least seven oil tankers…”

Emirate officials would not elaborate on the nature of the incidents however did confirm there were no reported injuries.

The report comes as tensions continue to rise in the region following US warnings that “Iran or its proxies” could be interfering with maritime traffic in the area.

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