Gas pipeline bombed in Egypt's Sinai   2011-12-18 16:08:40            

CAIRO, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- A natural gas pipeline was bombed in Arish in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Sunday morning, a local security source told Xinhua.

According to the source, several unidentified gunmen drove a car into a natural gas station and put a bomb under a pipeline in Al-Sabil area west of Arish city in North Sinai.

The explosion did not cause any casualties, nor even flames, because the pipeline was under repair and there was no gas in it.

Eyewitnesses said that they heard the explosion but knew no details about who were behind this explosion.

The gas pipelines to Israel and Jordan have been bombed ten times since February, and gas supply to the two countries was repeatedly disrupted. The latest explosion was on Nov. 28.

On Nov. 13, Egyptian authorities arrested the suspected mastermind and two other suspects for the explosions of gas pipelines in Arish. The man was identified as Mohamed Eid Al-Teihy, the leader of the Takfir wal-Hijra group. He was charged with being the leader of all the terrorist attacks in Sinai this year.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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