Blast hits gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) – Egyptian officials told local sources on late Saturday that an explosion occurred in a gas pipeline in Bir El Abd town located in the Sinai Peninsula.

According to the reports, people suspected of being members of ISIL blew up the gas pipeline.

Egyptian officials added that the explosion only caused a fire and no one was injured.

In February 2018, ISIL elements blew up the Egyptian gas pipeline in the same area.

Since 2018, the Egyptian army has carried out large-scale operations against extremist elements affiliated with ISIL in the Sinai region, during which hundreds of terrorists were killed.

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