Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Egyptian pipeline hit by fourth explosive attack since January

guardian.co.uk: "A large explosion has rocked Egypt's main gas pipeline through the Sinai peninsula, cutting off supplies to neighbouring Israel and Jordan for the fourth time this year.

Masked gunmen entered a pipeline distribution station near the city of al-Arish on Monday night, according to Egypt's official news agency. The saboteurs reportedly ordered security guards to leave before blowing up the terminal, causing 10-metre-high flames to leap into the air. By Tuesday morning emergency crews had brought the blaze under control."