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Egypt militants blow up gas pipeline in Sinai

Published on Feb 11, 2014 5:55 PM
 

CAIRO (AFP) - Suspected militants blew up a pipeline that transports gas to an industrial area in Egypt's Sinai on Tuesday, the fourth such attack this year, security officials said.

Attacks in the Sinai peninsula, namely against soldiers and policemen but also gas pipelines, have surged again following the military's overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

Militants planted a bomb under the pipeline south of al-Arish city, the officials said, adding there were no injuries.

There have been three other attacks this year, two targeting the same pipeline and one, on January 27 when militants blew up a pipeline that transports gas to Jordan.

 
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