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Eqypt police attacked near gas pipeline

2013-01-11 22:00

El-Arish - Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamist militants attacked a police patrol along a pipeline in the Sinai Peninsula that transports natural gas to Jordan, wounding seven policemen.

Intelligence officials say the routine police convoy of four vehicles came under fire on Friday near Egypt's border with Israel in central Sinai.

The pipeline they were monitoring has come under attack more than a dozen times in the past two years.

Officials say several of the policemen, including a high ranking officer, were seriously wounded.

No further details were given.

The officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorised to speak to media.

Just last month, Egypt said it would boost its gas supply after complaints by Jordan over the interruption of supplies due to pipeline attacks.

Comments
  • gorden.norman - 2013-01-11 22:55

    Almost all news story's that has to do with an attack or war the islamic extremists or as the news mentions them as Islamist militants are always involved. Are these people so backward tha they have to rage violence all over ?

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