Cairo-Giza high voltage lines attacked: EEHC
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CAIRO: Ultra high voltage lines connecting a south Giza city with eastern Cairo were targeted by a “terrorist attack” at dawn, the Egypt Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) announced

The attack on the line connecting Al Kuraymat in Giza and Al Basatin and Eastern Cairo led to the cutting of 220 kilovolt circuits, said a company statement, adding that measures have been taken to solve the problem.

The outage will not affect the presidential election process as all polling stations are provided by generators, the statement added.

However, the company did not mention any further details on the attack.

Rolling power outages are a frequent problem in Egypt and especially Cairo due to energy shortages in the summer months, coinciding with peak usage.

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