The Houthi rebels of Yemen backed by Iran announced on Sunday that attacked two ships off the coast of Yemen, adding that “Israeli” vessels were targeted in the Gaza war.

In a statement posted on social media, the Houthis said they carried out “an operation against two Israeli ships in the (strategic) Bab al-Madab Strait,” which connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden, targeting the first with a “missile and the second ship with a drone.”

There is no confirmation that the two ships are related to Israel. The Pentagon said earlier that a US Navy destroyer, the USS Carney (pictured), and some merchant ships were attacked.

The Houthis have also attacked other ships in recent weeks, some of Israeli interests.

The British military earlier announced that there had been a drone attack and explosions in the Red Sea, without providing further details.

Maritime security sources said a bulk carrier was hit by at least two drones as he sailed the Red Sea.

British maritime security company Ambrey announced that another container ship reportedly damaged by a drone strike, nearly 63 miles northwest of the northern Yemeni port of Hodeidah.