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Mercer Street: Tanker blast evidence points to Iran, says US

Mercer Street: Tanker blast evidence points to Iran, says US




The US military's Central Command has เล่นสล็อต announced the results of its forensic investigation into last week's fatal
drone attack on a merchant tanker off Oman.


It says explosives experts concluded that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was produced in Iran.


The evidence has been shared with explosives experts in Britain and Israel who concurred with the findings.


The attack on the Israeli-operated MT Mercer Street killed two people.


A British security guard, Adrian Underwood, and the ship's Romanian captain lost their lives as the ship sailed past
the Omani island of Masirah.


Britain, the US, Israel and Romania, were quick to blame Iran which has denied any involvement. It said if there was
any proof then it should be made public.


Now a statement from Centcom has shed some light on what it says its investigation has revealed.


Throughout the past week an explosive investigations team from the US Navy's aircraft carrier the USS Ronald
Reagan has been examining the evidence left behind by the drone attack.


After interviewing the survivors and studying the explosive residue they have concluded that the ship was targeted
by three drones in all.


The first two, launched at the ship on the evening of Thursday 29 July, missed their target. But the third drone,
launched early on Friday 30 July and loaded with a military grade explosive, hit the pilot house and exploded,
killing the two men and leaving a 2-metre diameter hole.

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