2 bombs attached to Beheira power tower dismantled

CAIRO: Two highly explosive devices were dismantled after being attached to a high pressure electricity tower in Beheira governorate, north of Egypt, reported Youm7 Sunday.

Residents of Bostan district realized the presence of two unknown bodies attached to a power tower and notified civil protection forces.

The two bombs, each weighing eight kilograms, were remotely diffused by water cannons.

Power towers have been sabotaged by bombs among daily violent attacks, which have inflicted losses of millions of pounds on the government, as well as a placing a burden on a grid already facing an energy crisis.

Since the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, public utilities and services including cell phone towers, water plants, power transformers, public buses and others have been strategically targeted for attacks.

Additional reporting Gamal Abu el-Fadl and Khaled Gouda

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