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Supertanker reported hit by missile in Persian Gulf

A Liberian-registered supertanker was reported hit by an Exocet missile in the Persian Gulf Wednesday, and Iraq warned foreign ships to stop dealing with Iran or face ''even more severe'' attacks.

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Shipping sources in Zurich said the 260,000-ton tanker Tiburon, recently bought by a Swiss company, was hit in the engine room by a French-made Exocet and several crewmen were injured.

Iraq said its fighter planes had successfully attacked two ''large naval targets'' south of Kharg Island but, as usual, did not identify them.

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