Explosion Rocks Tanker Docked at Syrian Port City, Two Lightly Injured, Reports Say

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An explosion on a ship docked in the Syrian port city of Latakia and subsequent fire lightly injuring two people on Tuesday, according to local media reports.

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The fire has since been extinguished, Syrian state television said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast or the fire.

In April, a fire broke out on an oil tanker off the coast of Baniyas, another Syrian city, near an oil refinery, after it was allegedly attacked by a drone coming from the direction of Lebanon.

The Iranian Al-Alam TV channel reported at the time that it was an Iranian oil tanker hit by two missiles, but that report was denied by a different Iranian news agency.

Another Iranian news outlet, Nour News, said the ship was the same one that was allegedly attacked in April, the Wisdom. 

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