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Red Sea Mine Kills 2 Yemen Coast Guard

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni coast guard vessel on Friday hit a naval mine suspected of being planted in the Red Sea by rebels and the explosion killed two sailors and wounded eight, including the ship's captain, security officials said.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to brief journalists.

Saudi-led coalition forces combating Shiite rebel forces, known as Houthis, in Yemen's civil war had previously warned of the presence of naval mines planted by Houthi militants in the Red Sea.

Associated Press

Image - Australian sailors from HMAS Kanimbla aboard the Iraqi tug they stopped, discovering 86 naval mines among oil drums. The mines were being readied to attack coalition ships 2003

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