Japanese tanker explosion was a terrorist attack

United Arab Emirates news says explosions linked to al-Qaeda

A state-run news agency in the United Arab Emirates claims the explosion on the M Star, a Japanese tanker, was a terrorist attack. The explosion occurred just after midnight last Wednesday while the ship was in the Strait of Hormuz, between Oman and Iran. “An examination carried out by specialized teams had confirmed that the tanker had been the subject of a terrorist attack,” the news agency said. The explosives found on the ship were homemade and caused little to no damage to the oil tanker. Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the explosion in a post on a website. The Japanese government has yet to confirm the report.

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