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Missile attack on oil tanker ship from Russia to India, Houthi rebels took responsibility

  Los Angeles: An oil tanker ship from Russia to India was attacked with missiles by Yemen's Houthi rebels in the Red Sea. An Iran-backed terrorist organization claimed responsibility on Saturday. The owner of the Andromeda Star oil tanker has reported damage to the vessel. The said ship is associated with a Russian merchant, which sailed from Primorsk, Russia to Vadinar, India. Minor damage to the ship US Central Command, reporting via the X handle, said that one of the missiles landed near another ship, the MV Maisha, but did not cause any damage. It was reported that Houthi rebels had fired three anti-ship ballistic missiles into the Red Sea from Yemen, causing minor damage to the Andromeda Star. Houthi spokesman Yahya Saria said the Panama-flagged Andromeda Star was British-owned, but shipping data shows it was recently sold, according to LSEG data and Embrey. Its current owner is Seychelles-registered. The attack on the plane comes after Houthi rebels halted a campaign to target aircraft linked to Israel, the US and Britain. In a show of support for Palestine, the Houthi rebels have carried out several drone and missile attacks in the Red Sea, the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the Gulf of Aden since November last year. USS Dwight D. The Eisenhower aircraft carrier departed the Red Sea through the Suez Canal on Friday after assisting the US-led coalition in protecting commercial aircraft. On Friday, Houthi rebels claimed to have shot down a US MQ-9 drone in Yemen's Saada province.