US says it shot down 2 missiles launched from Houthi-controlled areas

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(Reuters) – The United States shot down two missiles headed toward a container ship in the southern Red Sea and launched from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen on Saturday, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said.

A Singapore-flagged, Denmark-owned/operated container ship reported that it was struck by a missile and the USS Gravely and USS Laboon responded to the ship, CENTCOM said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

“The vessel is reportedly seaworthy and there are no reported injuries,” CENTCOM said.

(Reporting by Surbhi Misra in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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