05 Feb '11, 8am

Attackers blow up Egypt gas pipeline to Israel

Attackers blow up Egypt gas pipeline to Israel

CAIRO: Unknown attackers blew up an Egyptian terminal supplying gas to Israel near the Gaza Strip on Saturday, an official told AFP, amid raging protests against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. The attackers blew up the terminal and the pipeline in the Sheikh Zuwayed area of Sinai, 10 kilometres (six miles) from the Gaza Strip, the official said. The official initially said the terminal had also been attacked. The attackers used explosives against the pipeline in the town of Lihfen in the Sheikh Zuwayed area of the Sinai peninsula near the Gaza Strip, the official said. The army has taken precautionary measures to stop the fire from spreading, the official added. Rescue services were putting out the fire, local official Gaber al-Araby told Egyptian television. "We still don't have details of how it happened," he added. Israeli public radio quoted an Egyptian officia...

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