Explosion at Egypt gas terminal (archives)
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Gunmen target Egypt gas pipeline

Timer fails to detonate explosive device placed along pipeline carrying natural gas from Egypt to Israel, Jordan

Gunmen targeted a pipeline carrying natural gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan for the second time in under two months.


A security official said six individuals overpowered a lone guard early Sunday morning at a gas terminal in El-Sabil, a village west of the northern Sinai city of El-Arish.


The men planted explosive at the facility and fled. But the timer failed detonate the explosives and soldiers were able to defuse the device.


The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.


A bomb placed at another gas terminal along the pipeline blew up, halting gas exports to Israel and Jordan on Feb. 5. The flow resumed on March 16.



פרסום ראשון: 03.27.11, 12:50
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