Egyptian security: Gas pipeline to Israel, Jordan explodes

November 10, 2011 02:35

Cairo - An explosion hit the gas pipeline between Egypt, Israel and Jordan early Thursday morning in Northern Sinai for the sixth time this year and the first since pumping was resumed on Oct. 24, a security source told Reuters.

The blast took place near Mazar area, 60 km west of the town of Al-Arish.

"Early indications are that this was sabotage," the source said. The pipeline had been shut down, he said.

Residents in Al-Arish told Reuters that flames could be seen from the town.

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