MASKED gunmen blew up a terminal of the Egyptian natural gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan in an attack today.
Officials said the attack was carried out by at least four assailants.
The terminal is located in the city of El-Arish in the northern part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, about 50 kms west of the Israeli border.
The attackers ordered the guards on duty to leave and then blew up the terminal, starting a huge fire that sent flames shooting into the air that lit up the night sky, according to the officials.
There were no casualties, they said.