CAIRO: The Tanta- Damietta trains halted when assailants set car tires aflame on the tracks in front of Meit Assas village in Gharbia.
Sources told Youm7 on Tuesday the attackers fled the moment security forces arrived, but that the trains stopped both ways for about an hour and ran again after security forces removed the tires from the line.
Over the past couple of months, attacks on railways have risen in different governorates as local residents, sometimes Muslim Brotherhood supporters, protest against local crimes or other offences.
On March 4, Zagazig residents blocked the train movements near al-Zankloun village after a village resident was shot, according to Veto news.
Two days earlier, Brotherhood supporters disrupted train movement on the Mansoura-Zagazig line after setting fire to car tires in front of al-Sanbaloum Station.
Residents of Kalabsha city in Aswan set fire to car tires on Feb. 14 on the rail line in front of Kalabsha Station, protesting against the theft of one of the resident’s car, reported MENA.
Al-Ahram reported that Beni Suef locals set fire to car tires last February in front of Azmy crossing in Beni Suef protesting against the imprisonment of an Azhari secondary school student.