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U.S. Navy destroyer again targeted by missiles from Yemen-U.S. officials

by Reuters
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 17:50 GMT

WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Wednesday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the second such incident in the past four days, U.S. officials told Reuters.

The USS Mason, which was accompanied by the USS Ponce - an amphibious transport dock - fired defensive salvos in response to the missiles, neither of which hit the ship or caused any damage as it operated north of the Bab al-Mandab Strait, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. (Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali, editing by G Crosse)

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