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Iranian Warship Repulses Pirate Attack In Gulf Of Aden: Iran Naval Chief

Tehran:

An Iranian warship on Saturday repulsed an attack by pirates against two oil tankers that it was escorting in the Gulf of Aden, the country’s naval chief stated.

“Navy commandoes were successful in repulsing this morning the attack by pirates against an Iranian commercial convoy in the Gulf of Aden,” stated navy commander Admiral Shahram Irani, quoted on Saturday by the official IRNA news agency.



“The destroyer Alborz was escorting two oil tankers when they were attacked by five pirate ships,” he stated, noting that Iranian shots have been fired, forcing “the attackers to leave the area”.



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