Daily News Egypt

Suspected militants bomb gas pipeline in Sinai - Daily News Egypt

Advertising Area



Advertising Area




Suspected militants bomb gas pipeline in Sinai

The bombing is the 20th time the pipeline has been attacked since the 2011 ouster of Hosni Mubarak


A group of suspected militants blew up a natural gas pipeline in Sinai on Tuesday (AFP File Photo)
A group of suspected militants blew up a natural gas pipeline in Sinai on Tuesday
(AFP File Photo)

A group of suspected militants blew up a natural gas pipeline in Sinai on Tuesday. The pipeline, which runs to an industrial area south of the town of Al-Arish, has been bombed 20 times since the 25 January Revolution.

There were no reported casualties, and state-run Al-Ahram reported that security forces are scanning the area for evidence of the attackers.

The pipeline, which runs to a number of cement factories south of the coastal town Al-Arish, has already been bombed four times this year.

Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, an Al-Qaeda-inspired militant group operating in the lawless Sinai, claimed responsibility for the last pipeline attack, which took place on 27 January. The group has not released a statement claiming responsibility for Tuesday’s attack.

Attacks in Sinai have become more frequent since Mohamed Morsi’s ouster on 3 July. At least two militant groups, Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis and Ajnad Misr, have claimed attacks in Sinai and Cairo.

On 7 February, Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the assassination of General Mohamed Al-Saied, head of the Minister of Interior’s technical office.

The militant group also claimed responsibility for downing a military helicopter in Sinai on 25 January and a massive car bomb that struck a Cairo security headquarters on 24 January.

Advertising Area

Advertising Area



https://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/02/11/suspected-militants-bomb-gas-pipeline-sinai/
Breaking News

No current breaking news

Daily News Egypt Android App Available for free download on Google play
View
Daily News Egypt Ios App Available for free download on APP Store
View