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‘Flying object’ attacked Japanese tanker in Middle East

The Yomiuri ShimbunA flying object was likely used to attack a tanker operated by Kokuka Sangyo Co., the shipping company said at a press conference at its head office in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, on Friday.

The tanker was hit twice on Thursday, and several crew members witnessed a flying object when the tanker was attacked the second time, according to the company. The company said it had received a report that the object caused a hole in the ship’s hull.

“[The attack] was not from a mine,” Kokuka Sangyo President Yutaka Katada said.

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