Bomb strikes Egypt’s reserve gas pipeline

March 6, 2014 | Posted in Egypt By 1693 Views   No comments

Terrorist attacks on pipelines over the last 3 years have continuously forced a cease to Egypt’s gas exports to Israel and Jordan.

A bomb struck Egypt’s reserve gas pipeline near Port Said on Wednesday early morning, state news agency MENA reported.

The improvised explosive device does not resulted no casualties.

Explosives specialists have started investigations at the explosion site.

Preliminary reports reveal that the bombers installed the device near the reserve gas pipeline and not the live one, preventing a massive explosion in the area.

Similar attacks have focused on a pipeline transporting gasoline to Jordan through the Sinai Peninsula.

Since the commencement of this year, the Sinai gas pipeline have been bombed at least 5 times.

Terrorist attacks on pipelines over the past 3 years have repeatedly forced a total stand still to Egypt’s gas exports to Israel and Jordan.

Egypt ended supplying gas to Israel in April 2013, quoting business disputes.

Egypt’s army is fighting an extensive campaign on terrorism in the country.

The country has experienced violent terrorist attacks in the Sinai Peninsula since the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi together with bombings as well as drive-by shootings aimed towards police and army personnel in a number of governorates.

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