The gas pipeline in Al-Arish was hit by an explosion early Sunday for the 29th time since the 25 January Revolution that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak.
The explosion occurred in the Al-Sabeel neighbourhood of Al-Arish with no causalities reported, state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported.
Egypt has witnessed a series of bombings since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, a leading member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The bombings have escalated since the fourth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution.
North Sinai has experienced the lion’s share of explosions, with the threatening presence of militants in the Sinai Peninsula.
After the 25 January Revolution in Egypt, the Arab Gas Pipeline, which links Port Said and Al-Arish to the port of Aqaba in Jordan, became a target for Sinai-based militant groups.
Egypt’s gas exports to Jordan dropped dramatically in 2014, as a result of repeated bombings of the pipeline.
A separate branch of the Arab Gas Pipeline has been closed since 2012. It had connected Al-Arish to the Israeli port of Ashkelon on the Mediterranean Sea.