Unknown assailants bomb gas pipeline in Egypt's North Sinai

Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Jan 2016

File Photo: People look at flames rising from blown pipelines at al-Sabeel, in the western al-Arish city in Sinai November 28, 2011) (Reuters)

Unknown militants bombed a main natural gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai Penninsula on Thursday, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

According to security sources, the blast took place in the Al-Midan area, west of the coastal city of Al-Arish. The assailants placed explosive devices under the pipeline and detonated them remotely. 

The explosion lead to an interruption in natural gas supplying houses in the area. 

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. 

Gas pipelines in Sinai have been bombed dozens of times since the revolution in 2011, with the most recent attack in May 2015.

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