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Sinai pipeline attacked for the second time in two days

The bombing marks the fifth time the Sinai pipeline has been attacked since the 3 July ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, and the 19th such attack since Hosni Mubarak was deposed in February 2011.


militants in the restive Sinai Peninsula have bombed a natural gas pipeline south of the city of Al-Arish. (AFP File Photo)
militants in the restive Sinai Peninsula have bombed a natural gas pipeline south of the city of Al-Arish.
(AFP File Photo)

For the second time in two days, militants in the restive Sinai Peninsula have bombed a natural gas pipeline south of the city of Al-Arish.

The pipeline was bombed Wednesday morning by unidentified assailants armed with guns, according to the news website Asway Masirya, a subsidiary of Reuters.

The bombing marks the fifth time the Sinai pipeline has been attacked since the 3 July ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, and the 19th such attack since Hosni Mubarak was deposed in February 2011.

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, but the group has not released a statement claiming responsibility for the bombings on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Militant attacks in Sinai have grown more common since Morsi’s ouster. At least two militant groups, Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis and Agnad 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 the 25 January downing of a military helicopter in Sinai, and a massive car bomb that struck a Cairo security headquarters on 24 January.

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