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Yemen rebels fire 2 missiles at U.S. Navy ship but both miss, official says

Yemen rebels fire 2 missiles at U.S. Navy ship but both miss, official says
The U.S. guided-missile destroyer Mason conducts exercises with the patrol vessels Tempest and Squall on Sept. 10. (Navy Visual News Service)

A U.S. military official says that for the second time this week, two missiles were fired at a Navy ship in the Red Sea. Officials believe they were launched by the same Yemen-based Houthi rebels.

The official says the missiles were fired Wednesday at the  U.S. guided-missile destroyer Mason. The ship used countermeasures, but neither missile got near the ship and there were no injuries.

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The official says the missiles were fired from the Yemen coast, which is near the location used Sunday when two missiles were fired at the Mason and the amphibious transport dock Ponce. The official was not authorized to discuss the incident publicly, so spoke on condition of anonymity.

American officials have said the U.S. is weighing what military response it should take against the rebels.

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