Bomb explodes under electricity tower in Menoufia
Electricity pylons and wind turbines - REUTERS/David Moir

CAIRO: An improvised bomb has gone off nearby an electricity tower in Giza’s southern town of al-Ayat, Friday, with no injuries reported, according to Youm7.

Civil Protection personnel hurled to the scene and were able to defuse other three bombs found under the electricity tower.

One of the four bases holding the tower was reportedly collapsed following the explosion.

Al-Ayat prosecution ordered rapid investigations into the attack, which is not the first of such kind.

On December 29, a bomb exploded under an electricity tower in a village south of Egypt’s Delta governorate of Menoufia, causing the tower to tilt.

Power generators, high-voltage and cell phone towers have been frequent targets for acts of sabotage in the aftermath of the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

In July 2014, Electricity Holding Company announced the total loss incurred from explosions, which targeted electricity towers during the holy month of Ramadan, is estimated at 223 million EGP ($31 million USD).

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