Egypt’s naval forces thwarted on Wednesday an attack on one of its boats, according to reports from a military source to Al-Ahram’s Arabic website reported.

A naval boat was performing a combat exercise in the Mediterranean, 40 nautical miles north of Damietta’s port, when a number of boats fired at it.

Air and naval reinforcement forces were summoned to respond to the attack. A crossfire ensued leading to the destruction of three of the attacking boats. […]