Egypt explosion: Onlookers view the scene of an earlier attack in Sinai in 2011, above
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By Bill Lehane and news reports
11 February 2014 11:17 GMT
Security officials told Agence France Presse they suspected
militants were behind the attack on the pipeline south of al Arish, which has now
been bombed four times since the start of 2014.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which
did not result in any reported injuries.
The pipeline is operated by Egypt Natural Gas Company (Gasco),
a wing of state player Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC).
It transports natural gas to cement factories south of the
coastal city of al Arish, according to Daily News Egypt.
The pipeline has now come under attack numerous
times since Egypt’s uprising in 2011, with the attacks increasing in frequency
since Islamist president Mohammed Morsi’s ouster last summer.
An al Qaeda-inspired group, Ansar Beit al Maqdis or
Partisans of Jerusalem, claimed responsibility for the last attack on the
pipeline on 27 January.
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