CAIRO: North Sinai’s gas pipeline leading to Jordan exploded Thursday by unidentified assailants, the explosion took place in Al-Qereea in South Arish, Youm7 reported.
Unidentified gunmen put explosives under the pipeline before blowing it up remotely and escaped, according to eyewitnesses.
After the explosion, security forces closed the area of South Arish to search for the perpetrators. A security source told Youm7 they suspect the attack was executed by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
The explosion led to stopping gas pumping from Egypt to Jordan and the pipeline will be fixed after putting out the fire, sources at Gasco Company, which is tasked with the management and the operation of the gas pipeline, told Youm7.
Since the January 25 revolution, this is the 25th explosion targeting the network of gas lines in Sinai.