On the flip side, wouldn't this be to obvious of a false flag operation? Don't get me wrong, I doubt the Iranians did this, but they have armed a number of loose cannons in the area.
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It seems far more likely to me that these attacks were not carried out by Iran, but one of the militant groups they support. In the case of the Kokuka Courageous, I suspect the mine didnt go off and so they shot at the ship with some kind of projectile weapon. The Iranians then probably tried to cover up their connection by collecting the Iranian made mine. This is, of course, just a guess.
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