New blast hits Egypt's gas pipeline to Israel
Gunmen attacked an Egyptian pipeline Sunday that transports gas to Israel, the 10th such incident since former president Hosny Mubarak's overthrow in February, according to Egyptian television, dpa reported.
A blast went off at the pipeline early Sunday in the area of al-Sabil, west of the al-Arish city in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, according to the report.
No one claimed responsibility for the blast, which hit a part of the pipeline that was not operational because of a previous attack, said the broadcaster.
Authorities have blamed the incidents on local militants protesting gas exports to Israel, which have been running since 2008 under a 15-year deal with preferential terms.
Officials in post-Mubarak Egypt have been trying to amend the deal.