June 13, 2019 / 5:50 PM / 5 days ago

Attacks on oil tankers near Iran coast did not use torpedoes: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attacks on two oil tankers near the Gulf of Oman off the coast of Iran did not use torpedoes, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

The two ships were attacked and left adrift earlier on Thursday, raising fears of a possible confrontation between Iran and the United States, which has called the attacks unacceptable.

Reporting by Jonathan Landay; Writing by Susan Heavey

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