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Israeli-Owned Ship Damaged in Suspected Iranian Drone Attack

An Israeli-owned ship fell victim to a suspected drone attack carried out by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Indian Ocean, according to a statement from a US defense official on Saturday.

The official stated, “We are aware of reports that there was a suspected IRGC-initiated Shahed-136 UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) that struck a civilian motor vessel in the Indian Ocean.” Despite the deliberate strike, the ship reportedly incurred only minor damage, and fortunately, there were no reported injuries among the crew.

The use of a Shahed-136 UAV points to a level of sophistication in the attack, raising concerns about the evolving capabilities of Iran’s military forces. The incident adds to the existing tensions in the region and raises questions about the potential repercussions and responses from the international community.

The ship, owned by an Israeli entity, becomes the latest target in a series of maritime incidents involving Iran. The strategic location of the attack in the Indian Ocean further amplifies the global significance of the event, emphasizing the need for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the drone strike.

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