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Commercial ships attacked in the Strait of Hormuz

On two occasions Sunday, commercial vessels came under fire at close range from machine guns while passing through the key oil route, says the Nato Shipping Centre.

Two commercial ships came under fire on Sunday in the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Oman, according to news agency Reuters, citing the Nato Shipping Centre (NSC).

The events occurred Sunday morning and the commercial ships - the names of which have yet to be made public - were fired upon several times with machine guns at close range. The first round of fire came from a high-speed vessel carrying six people on board. No one was hurt during the attack.

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