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Saudis intercept 'subversive' boat

19 June 2017

The Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) detected three small boats that headed at speed towards the Marjan offshore oil field in the Gulf at 20:28 h local time on 16 June, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported two days later.

The RSNF fired warning shots, but they did not respond. One was captured and found to be loaded with "weapons for subversive purposes", while the other two escaped, according to the SPA.

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