CAIRO: Several improvised bombs went off Friday morning nearby electricity towers in Egypt governorates of Giza, Beheira and the Red Sea, according to Youm7.
A 220-kilovolt electric tower in Marioutia, Giza collapsed to explosive devices planted at its four legs. The tower will have been repaired in two weeks at the cost of 1 million EGP ($135,030), spokesperson of the Ministry of Electricity Mohamed al-Yamani told Youm7.
Another electric tower on Saqqara Road in Giza collapsed to the explosion of four improvised bombs. Power went off at areas the tower used to supply. Another bomb detonated at an electric tower in Marioutia, Giza.
Also in Giza, a public bus was damaged after anonymous assailants threw Molotov cocktails inside.
A natural gas plant of The Egyptian Natural Gas Company was bombed in a village of the Delta governorate of Beheira.
Three alleged Muslim Brotherhood members were arrested in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada after locals reported an explosion near a residential area. One of the suspects was badly injured in his leg as the explosive device detonated while they were manufacturing it.
The second suspect was arrested south of Hurghada, where he was heading to Upper Egypt while the third was arrested at Hurghada Airport before heading to Cairo.
Since the 2013 military ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, the military, police and public utilities, especially electric towers, have been targeted by indiscriminate shootings and explosive devices.
In July 2014, the Electricity Holding Company announced the total loss incurred from explosions, which targeted electricity towers during the month of Ramadan, is estimated at 223 million EGP ($31 million USD.)