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Tankers burn in Gulf of Oman off Iran after ‘reported attack’
 


An American guided missile destroyer was sent to assist two burning tankers following what the U.S. Navy described as a “reported attack” in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.

The USS Bainbridge was dispatched after the vessels suffered damage off the coast of Iran, according to 5th Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Josh Frey.

It was unclear who was behind the incident, which occurred amid escalating tensions between the Trump administration and Iran.

Courtney Kube, Arata Yamamoto and Associated Press contributed.