Monday, July 11, 2011

Explosion rocks Egyptian gas pipeline

Egyptian state TV says masked gunmen have blown up country's pipeline that supplies gas to Israel and Jordan.


"Gunmen have blown up a terminal of the Egyptian natural gas pipeline that supplies to Israel and Jordan, in a predawn attack, Egyptian state television reported.

The explosion occurred east of El-Arish, a city in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, located about 50km west of the Israeli border, the governor of Northern Sinai told Nile television on Tuesday.

Flames from the blast could be seen up to 20km away, the broadcaster reported, without giving details on the explosion's causes or the damages incurred.....

The pipeline serves 40 per cent of Israel's gas consumption.

This is the fourth attack on the pipeline since the 18-day uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak's regime on February 11."

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