A booby-trapped march attacked a tanker off the coast of Oman

A defense official told the Associated Press that a tanker off the coast of Oman was attacked by a drone carrying bombs.

The defense officer in The Middle East said the attack occurred off the coast of Oman on Tuesday evening on the condition that his identity was kept confidential because he was not authorized to discuss the attack publicly.

The British Maritime Trade Organisation, a British military organization which monitors shipping activities in the region, told the agency: “We are aware of the incident and it is currently being investigated.”

For its part, the US Fifth Fleet said it received reports of an attack on the tanker.