CAIRO, Mar 31 (Aswat Masriya) - A natural gas pipeline in the area west of al-Arish city in Sinai was bombed in the early hours of Sunday, police sources said.
Eyewitness said they saw fire rising several meters into the sky.
The bombing is a repetition of what has become a common occurrence since the January 2011 uprising which toppled former president Hosni Mubarak.
This is the 29th time the pipeline has been bombed since, police sources told Aswat Masriya.
They added that explosion was the result of an explosive device placed by unknown assailants beneath the pipeline, which fed houses and the Arish steam station.
Gas supply to the pipeline was cut off to prevent the fire from spreading or having an impact on other pipelines.