al-Qaeda Linked Group Says It Attacked Japanese Supertanker

An al Qaeda linked militant group is now claiming a suicide bomber from its organization was responsible for an attack on a Japanese supertanker last week in the Strait of Hormuz.

In a statement posted on an Islamist website used by militants, the group, Brigades of Abdullah Azzam stated, “Last Wednesday, after midnight, the martyrdom-seeking hero Ayyub al-Taishan…blew himself up in the Japanese tanker M. Star in the Strait of Hormuz between the United Arab Emirates and Oman”.

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