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Iranian boats 'fire shots' in Persian Gulf: Reports

  • Five Iranian boats reportedly fired shots in the Persian Gulf near a cargo vessel.

    It was not immediately clear if any of the rounds hit the Singapore-flagged Alpine Eternity; the shots were fired across the bow, according to media reports.

    US authorities are looking into the incident, which comes at a time of heightened security concerns in the region.

    The incident occurred off the UAE coast but in international waters, reports said.

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