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Explosions Hit Two Large Oil Tankers in Sea of Oman

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Two oil tankers were hit in a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman early on Thursday, causing oil prices to surge and raising the already heightened tensions in the Middle East, Telegraph reports. 

The tankers were struck in the same area where the US accused Iran of using naval mines to sabotage four other oil ships in an attack last month. 

One of the ships, the Norwegian-owned Front Altair, was "suspected of being hit by a torpedo”, according to Taiwan’s state-owned petrol company. The ship was on fire, its owners said. 

The second tanker, Kokuka Courageous, was damaged in a "suspected attack" that breached the hull above the water line while on passage from Saudi Arabia to Singapore, according to Bernhard Schulte Ship management.

The company said the ship was safely afloat. 


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