Monday, March 05, 2012

"Egypt-Israel gas pipeline blown up for 13th time" (PressTV-Iran)

Glad to see Egypt getting a head start on its future economic isolation:
A section of an Egyptian pipeline supplying gas to Israel and Jordan has been blown up in the thirteenth attack on the energy link since January 2011.

According to witnesses, the attack on the gas pipeline, which crosses the Sinai Peninsula, occurred on Monday in the Massaeed area west of the Mediterranean coastal town of al-Arish in the northern Sinai.

Witnesses in al-Arish said that two bombs were detonated about 15 meters apart from each other using remote-controlled devices.

Six armed men who arrived in the area in two pickup trucks planted the bombs, the witnesses added.

Emergency services workers rushed to the scene to contain the blaze, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

The gas pipeline’s operations were suspended after the last bomb attack on February 5, and it was only brought back into service last week.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack. [...]

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