Gas line bombed in Arish
Flames rise from a gas pipeline explosion - AP

CAIRO: A gas pipeline, connected to branch lines used to export gas to Jordan, was bombed Monday night in Arish, Youm7 reported.

The pipeline has been bombed 22 times since the January 25 Revolution.

Flames were spotted 40 kilometers away from the site of the bombing, Youm7 added.

The supply of gas passing though the line was stopped, Akhbar el-Youm reported, adding that  civil protection and security forces went to the explosion site, along with Gasco, Petroleum Services Company and East Gas Company officials.

Security sources said the same explosives used to blow up the pipeline the past 21 times were used this time, indicating that the same “criminals are responsible,” Sada al-Balad reported.

A security source in North Sinai told Youm7 that the bombing style signals that Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis are behind it.

Security forces contacted the heads of Sinai tribes and Bedouins to urge them to report strangers and suspicious people in the area, Youm7 reported.

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