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Iraqi bandits attack Iranian cargo ship

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Prov, April 17, IRNA -- An Iranian cargo ship 
was attacked by Iraqi armed bandits in Arvandroud River Friday 
evening. 
Hormoz 24, belonging to Valfajr-8 Shipping Company, was sailing 
from Dubai to Khorramshahr port when it came under fire from Iraqi 
pirates and one of its Iranian crew was wounded. 
Head of the company`s branch in Khorramshahr, Abdolnabi Nassouri, 
told IRNA here Saturday although the ship`s equipment was partly 
damaged the Iraqi bandits could not stop the Iranian ship. 
He said the ship supported by coast guards left the region after 
half an hour of shooting. 
The official expressed regret over continued insecurity in 
Arvandroud which has endangered free navigation and warned against 
lack of serious action in this regard which could have adverse impacts
on the economy of Abadan and Khorramshahr. 
Hormoz 24 cast anchor in Khorramshahr port Friday night, Nassouri 
said. 
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