Hard hit Sinai pipeline struck by more militant attacks, seven policemen wounded
Unnamed intelligence officials told the news agency that the routine police convoy of four vehicles came under fire near Egypt’s border with Israel in central Sinai.
The pipeline the police were monitoring, which transfers natural gas to Jordan, has reportedly come under attack more than a dozen times in the past two years.
In December, Egypt offered to boost its supply to Jordan following complaints over the interruption of supplies due to pipeline attacks.
Officials told AFP on Friday that several of the policemen, including a high-ranking officer, were seriously wounded.
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