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Gas pipeline attacked in Egypt's Sinai

Suspected militants blow up pipeline taking gas to industrial zone in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, no injuries reported

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Feb 2014
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Flames are seen after an explosion went off at a gas terminal in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, February, 2011, El-Arish, Egypt (File Photo: AP).
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Unknown assailants blew up a natural gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, in the fourth such attack this year.

The explosion took place south of the coastal city of Al-Arish on a pipeline supplying an industrial zone in central Sinai, state news agency MENA reported.

There were no immediate reports of casualties and security forces were scanning the area to identify the cause of the blast, security sources said.

It is the fourth such attack this year and the 20th since the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Targeting the pipeline has repeatedly forced a halt to gas exports to Israel and Jordan, which the pipeline also feeds.

Egypt stopped supplying gas to Israel in April 2012, citing business disputes.

Militant attacks in the volatile Sinai region, adjoining Israel and the Gaza Strip, have increased since the army, prompted by mass protests, deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Dozens of police and soldiers have been killed in bombings and shootings, and the army has killed dozens of militant suspects in air and ground offensives this year.

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Marwah, Fayoom
11-02-2014 06:08pm
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II have root in Gaza
Yes, my family are from GaZa for many generations. We still have about half million wegytpian in Gaza and million Pals refugees we accepted. If they do not behave, kick them out. Tahya Baladee Misr.
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Aladdin, Egypt
11-02-2014 11:11am
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New Strategy
I fought in Sinai in 1973 war at Beer Hasanah. We need to: Disarm Gaza & Sinai expel terror Hamas Rule Gaza by Egyptian military. gaza is Egyptian land since King Tohotmos. Tahya Misr
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Khaled
11-02-2014 08:25pm
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Sure, you couldn't liberate Palestine or Sinai and surrendered to Israel so now you think mighty Egypt should invade your suffering brothers who are trapped in Gaza. Hamas is not committing these crimes because they know it is not in their interest. You think with your heart not your brain like most Arabs. Shame on you and all those who support your stance. Fake men
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