IP- A suspected drone attack has hit a container ship owned by an Israeli billionaire in the Indian Ocean, a US defense official said.

Iran PressAsia: The defense official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, said the Malta-flagged vessel, CMA CGM Symi, was suspected to have been targeted by a triangle-shaped, bomb-carrying Shahed-136 drone while in international waters.

The drone exploded, causing damage to the ship but not injuring any of its crew.

“We continue to monitor the situation closely,” the official said. The official declined to explain why the US military believed Iran was behind the attack.

Anonymous sources reported that an Israeli ship had been targeted in the Indian Ocean, according to Al Mayadeen.


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