Strong blast hits Egyptian gas pipeline: Report

A strong explosion hit an Egyptian pipeline supplying gas to Israel and Jordan, the reports claimed on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2011, 11:20 AM IST

Cairo: A strong explosion hit an
Egyptian pipeline supplying gas to Israel and Jordan, the Reports claimed on Tuesday.

The blast occurred near the town of al-Arish in the north of the Sinai peninsula, it said, adding that the ensuing "flames were up to 10 metres high.

"The area is being searched to find those behind this
explosion and to find the type of explosives used," it said.

It was the fourth attack on the pipeline since
February. The last explosion occurred on July 4.

PTI