AN Iranian oil tanker was today hit by an explosion in a suspected “terrorist act”, according to reports.
The huge blast was on board a vessel belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company 60 miles from the port city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
Reports suggest “heavy damages” were caused to the ship and oil is currently spilling into the Red Sea.
According to local media, experts believe it could be the result of a terrorist attack.
Fars news agency said: “Technical experts believe the incident may be due to terrorist activity.”
The explosion comes after the US alleged Iran attacked oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, something denied by Tehran.
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