Explosion hits Egypt gas pipeline carrying gas to Israel

Masked gunmen blew up a natural gas terminal near Egypt’s border with Israel on Wednesday, sending flames shooting into the air in the early hours of the morning and forcing the shutdown of the country’s gas export pipeline to Israel and Jordan.

“An unknown armed gang attacked the gas pipeline,” said an Egyptian security source, adding that the flow of gas to Israel and Jordan had indeed been hit. “Authorities closed the main source of gas supplying the pipeline and are working to extinguish the fire.”

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