UAE confirms terror link to Hormuz tanker attack

08/16/2010
Explosives experts in the United Arab Emirates confirmed a Japanese-owned oil tanker steaming through the Strait of Hormuz last week came under a terrorist attack."UAE explosives experts who collected and examined samples found a dent on the starboard side above the water line and remains of home-made explosives on the hull," according to a statement released by the Arab nation's news agency WAM."An examination carried out by specialized teams had confirmed that the tanker had been the subject of a terrorist attack," the statement said, citing an unnamed coast guard official.A spokesman for the US Navy's Fifth Fleet, which is based in Bahrain and patrols the strait, sa...
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