Sinai pipeline blown up by militants
Egyptian security stand in the vicinity of flames following an attack by saboteurs on an Egyptian gas pipeline on July 12, 2011. [AFP]
A gas pipeline that services an industrial area in the restive peninsula was blown up on Tuesday. Security officials suspect Egyptian militants are behind the explosion that happened in Sinai. Officials reported zero injuries in the blast.
More recently, attacks have escalated on soldiers and policemen following the military's overthrow of Islamist president Morsi in July.
The group spearheading the attacks, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, is Al-Qaeda inspired group that has claimed bombings targeting police throughout Egypt.