An Egyptian man looks at flames rising from a pipeline that delivered gas to Israel and Jordan after it was hit by an explosion in November 2011. (Global Post)
Suspected Islamists blew up a section of an Egyptian pipeline supplying gas to Israel and Jordan in the Sinai Peninsula today.
The Times of Israel reported:
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Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants have bombed a natural gas pipeline to Jordan south of the city of el-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula.
The attacks early Sunday on two points on the pipeline started fires that were soon put out, but the flow of gas was disrupted, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
It was the first attack on Egypt’s natural gas pipelines in Sinai in over a year.
In January, suspected Islamic militants attacked a police patrol along a Sinai pipeline, wounding seven policemen.