‘At least two sailors killed’ after suspected Houthi attack

At least two sailors have died after a suspected Houthi attack in the Gulf of Aden, according to the British Embassy in Yemen.

Earlier today, the True Confidence was hit by a missile about 50 nautical miles southwest of the Yemeni port of Aden.

In a statement on X, the British embassy wrote: “At least two innocent sailors have died.

“This was the sad but inevitable consequence of the Houthis recklessly firing missiles at international shipping.”

The Barbados-flagged True Confidence is no longer under the command of the crew and has been abandoned, the British military’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations centre said separately.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have not yet claimed the attack.

This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly.

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