CAIRO: Unidentified assailants blew up Friday North Sinai’s gas pipeline leading to Israel, Al Shorouq reported.
No casualties have been reported.
The explosion, which took place in Al Taweel town, 10 km east of Arish city in Northern Sinai governorate is the 23rd of its kind since the January 25 Revolution.
Sources at Gasco Company, which is tasked with the management and the operation of the gas pipeline, told Shorouq that the exploded pipeline has been out of order since an explosion a week ago.
In 2004during the Hosni Mubarak administration, Egypt signed a gas contract with Israel; a deal that was strongly opposed by several political powers since the revolution in 2011.
Egypt stopped supplying gas to Israel in April 2013. Al-Qaeda-inspired militant group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis claimed its responsibility over a dozen previous explosions.