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Saboteurs blow up Egypt gas pipeline

2011-11-25 19:09

Cairo - Masked gunmen on Friday blew up a gas pipeline that supplies Egyptian gas to Israel, the official MENA news agency reported, the eighth such attack this year.

The saboteurs planted explosives under the pipeline, around 60km west of the town of El-Arish in the north of the Sinai peninsula, before fleeing, witnesses said.

No one was injured and, due to maintenance operations at the time of the blast, there was no gas in the pipeline, MENA reported.