Saboteurs blow up Egypt gas pipeline
Cairo, November 25, 2011
Saboteurs blew up a gas pipeline about 60 km west of the Egyptian town of al-Arish on Friday, the state news agency Mena reported, in the latest of a string of such attacks.
It said the blast had caused little damage and had not started a fire because gas was not flowing through the pipeline at the time due to repair work from the previous attack.
The pipeline, which supplies gas to Egypt and Jordan, was last attacked on November 10. The latest was the seventh since the revolt that ousted President Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11, although the pipeline was first attacked a few days earlier.
No group has claimed responsibility for the sabotage.
Egypt has a 20-year deal to export natural gas deal to Israel. It is unpopular with the Egyptian public and critics say Jewish state was not paying enough for the gas.-Reuters