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Mitsui OSK head does not rule out terrorism-paper

we are not ruling out the possibility of terrorism-says head of Mitsui O.S.K.

August 6, 2010 10:50 by

The head of Mitsui O.S.K Lines Ltd said that he does not out the possibility of terrorism being behind an explosion that damaged a Japanese supertanker, the Nikkei business daily said on Friday.

“We do not have the authority to investigate, but we are not ruling out the possibility of terrorism,” President Koichi Muto told the paper.

A militant group linked to al Qaeda said on Wednesday a suicide bomber was responsible for a mystery explosion on the vessel a week ago near the Strait of Hormuz but analysts cast doubt on the claim.

(Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori)

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