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    Rocket Fire Reported Off Yemen in Red Sea in a New Suspected Attack by Houthi Rebels

    Rocket Fire Reported Off Yemen in Red Sea in a New Suspected Attack by Houthi Rebels

    , United Arab Emirates — A rocket exploded late Tuesday night off the side of a ship traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of , authorities said, the latest suspected attack to be carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels.

    The attack comes as the Houthis continue a series of assaults at sea over 's war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip and as the U.S. and its allies launch airstrikes trying to stop them.

    The British 's United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations center, which oversees shipping in the Mideast, reported the attack happened about 110 kilometers (70 miles) off the coast of the Houthi-held port city of Hodeida. The rocket exploded several miles off the bow of the vessel, it said.

    “The crew and vessel are reported to be safe and are proceeding to next port of call,” the UKMTO said.

    The private security firm Ambrey reported that the vessel targeted appeared to be a Marshall Islands-flagged, Greek-owned bulk carrier in the area at the time. Another ship, a Panama-flagged, Emirati-owned chemical tanker was nearby as well, Ambrey said.

    The Associated Press could not immediately identify the vessels involved.

    The Houthis typically take several hours to claim their assaults and have not yet done so for the assault late Tuesday.

    Meanwhile, the U.S. military's Central Command said an American and an allied warship shot down five Houthi bomb-carrying drones in the Red Sea on Tuesday night.

    The drones originated…

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