After Trump ‘Failed’ to Heed Tanker Warning’, Iran fears ‘backlash’ for attacking oil-tankers

An oil tanker is on fire in the sea of Oman, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. (AP Photo/ISNA)

Two tankers, one Norwegian and one Japanese, were attacked in the Gulf of Oman today. The explosions that caused the evacuation of the ships may been the result of torpedoes, or of mines attached to the ships’ hulls. The US government says that Iran was responsible for the attacks.

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After drawing criticism for her use of the word “failed,”—suggesting Trump should have given into blackmail—Sly tweeted she had used the wrong word.

Indian police raid Islamic State cell with links to Sri Lanka bombing mastermind

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian police raided seven locations in the southern city of Coimbatore on Wednesday in pursuit of a suspected Islamic State cell with links to the suicide bombers who killed over 250 people in Sri Lanka in April, officials said.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said it was questioning seven men from Coimbatore, aged between 26 and 38, on suspicion of propagating Islamic State ideology to recruit people for carrying out attacks in southern India.

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