British maritime agency: Vessel under attack south of Yemen’s Nishtun

This file photo taken on Nov 22, 2016 shows a British flag fluttering from the HMS Bulwark naval vessel as it docks at the port in the Israeli coastal city of Haifa, as part of its mission in the Mediterranean sea. (PHOTO / AFP)

CAIRO – Britain's Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency has received reports of a vessel under attack south of Yemen's coastal town of Nishtun, it said on Friday.

Shots were fired at the vessel, the agency said in a statement, adding that three boats, each with three or four people aboard, were also sighted.

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