Iran Seizes Boat for Allegedly Smuggling Fuel

A file picture shows an IRGC speedboat manoeuvring near an oil tanker. (AFP)
A file picture shows an IRGC speedboat manoeuvring near an oil tanker. (AFP)
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Iran Seizes Boat for Allegedly Smuggling Fuel

A file picture shows an IRGC speedboat manoeuvring near an oil tanker. (AFP)
A file picture shows an IRGC speedboat manoeuvring near an oil tanker. (AFP)

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a foreign boat allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf and arrested its 11 crew members, a senior justice official said.

“Naval forces have seized a foreign vessel carrying smuggled fuel in Gulf waters,” said Mojtaba Ghahramani, justice chief for Iran’s southern Hormozgan province.

“Over 220,000 liters of smuggled fuel were seized and 11 foreign crew members were detained for investigation,” he added.

Ghahramani did not specify the date the boat was seized, nor the origin of the vessel or nationality of the crew.

The Guards also captured an “Iranian boat carrying 20,000 liters of smuggled diesel, intended to supply the foreign ship” and arrested three crew members, Ghahramani said, adding the seizure was made in Iranian territorial waters.



Man Arrested after British Soldier Stabbed in Attack Near Barracks

FILE - A sign stands in front of the New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, in London, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
FILE - A sign stands in front of the New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, in London, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
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Man Arrested after British Soldier Stabbed in Attack Near Barracks

FILE - A sign stands in front of the New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, in London, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
FILE - A sign stands in front of the New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, in London, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

A 24-year-old man was arrested after a soldier was stabbed and seriously injured in a street near a barracks in southeast England, police said Wednesday.
The British Army said the victim, who is in his 40s, suffered serious injuries. He was airlifted to a hospital for treatment.
The Kent Police force said officers were called Tuesday evening to reports of an assault in the town of Gillingham, 30 miles (about 50 kilometers) southeast of London.
A suspect was arrested within half an hour, police said. British police do not name suspects until they have been charged. There was no immediate word on motive.
The road where police said the attack happened is close to Brompton Barracks, the headquarters of the British Army’s 1 Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment. The army did not confirm media reports that the soldier was in uniform at the time of the attack.
“Our thoughts are with the soldier and their family and we request that their privacy is respected at this difficult time," the army said in a statement. “We will continue to work closely with Kent Police to understand what happened and support the investigation."