Iranian Navy rescues tanker from pirate attack

TEHRAN, Feb. 25 (MNA) – An attempt by pirates to hijack an Iranian tanker near the Bab el-Mandeb strait was foiled by the Iranian Navy.

Iranian commandoes rescued the tanker, which was sailing 30 miles from the Bab el-Mandeb strait, when it came under attack by six pirate ships.

The strait connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia.

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