RPG? No. Boat Bomb

Unknown attackers detonate bomb 20m from tanker.

Boat that attacked gas tanker off Yemen carried explosives: shipowner

By Jonathan Saul

Unknown assailants who opened fire on a gas tanker last week off the coast of Yemen were also carrying a “substantial amount of explosives”, the vessel’s owner said on Thursday, and a maritime source said it may have been an attempted suicide attack.

Security experts said the new details of the Oct. 25 incident would heighten concerns for shipping in the narrow Bab al-Mandab waterway at the entrance to the Red Sea, a major choke point in the world oil trade.

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Source: reuters.com

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