Gas pipeline bombed in Egypt's Sinai

February 11, 2014

Unknown assailants blew up a natural gas pipeline in this Egyptian city in the North Sinai governorate early on February 11, a security source told Xinhua.

"The pipeline provides natural gas to Jordan and some plants in Sinai," the source added, asserting that the assailants were believed to be extremist supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

Since Morsi's removal by the military in July, gas pipelines in Sinai have been bombed several times. The last one was in late January, and al-Qaida-inspired, Sinai-based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group claimed responsibility.

Copyright: Xinhua, 2014