BREAKING: Iranian ship reportedly hit by missile strike in Red Sea

VIDEOKINGS — An Iranian-flagged ship in the Red Sea was targeted Tuesday in a missile strike near Yemen, according to unconfirmed reports in Arabic-language media. Some sources attribute the attack to Israel.

Media reports claimed the ship, Saviz, was an intelligence-gathering vessel linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

According to Israel’s Channel 12, the Saviz is used by Iranian forces operating as spy ship in the Red Sea, and disguises itself as a cargo ship.

Israel and Iran have accused each other recently of attacking a number of merchant ships, damaging them with explosives. The vessels in each case were only lightly damaged and there were no injuries in the incidents.

On February 26, a blast struck the Israeli-owned MV Helios Ray, a Bahamian-flagged cargo ship, in the Gulf of Oman. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of attacking the ship. Iran swiftly denied the charge, but experts say the attack bears hallmarks of previous attacks ascribed to Tehran.

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