Three persons were wounded in a new attack overnight on a pipeline supplying gas from Egypt to Israel, witnesses and Egyptian security sources said Tuesday. According to AFP, at least three gunmen in a van opened fire on a gas facility before a blast hit the pipeline near the town of al-Arish in the north of the Sinai peninsula, witnesses said.
It was the sixth such attack on the pipeline since Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February.
The Secretary General of the Governorate of North Sinai, Gen. Jaber Al Arabi conveyed that the fire injured two residents in addition to the guard of the station.
It is said that officials from the Egyptian Gas Holding Company (GASCO) are working to ensure that other explosions and fires will not emerge again.