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German navy repels Houthi attack in Red Sea

A German frigate has repelled an attack by Yemen’s Houthis, the army said on X, as part of an EU mission launched on February 19 to help protect international shipping in the Red Sea.

The “Hesse” navy frigate intercepted a drone on Tuesday evening. “A short time later, a second drone approached (the ship). The crew again initiated defence measures and also successfully engaged the target,” the army said.

“There was no personal injury or damage to property on the frigate,” it added.

The EU’s 27 countries managed to agree upon the Red Sea mission in a matter of weeks as concerns mount that the Houthi attacks could damage their economies and push up inflation.

 

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