BREAKING: US ship fires at Iranian craft

A US patrol ship fired several warning shots from a heavy machine gun at an Iranian craft that approached within 150 yards and ignored other warnings, Pentagon officials disclosed on Tuesday.

USS Thunderbolt opened fire only after it tried to warn off the Iranians over the radio, by firing flares, and blowing five short blasts from its whistle, the officials said.

It was learnt that the warning shots were fired into the water, out of concerns of a possible collision.

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