A massive explosion at a gas terminal near Egypt’s border with Israel has leapt huge flames into the air and forced the shutdown of the pipeline.
The blast targeted the al-Sabil terminal near the town of El-Arish on Wednesday, located on the Mediterranean coast of the Sinai Peninsula and 344 kilometers (213 miles) northeast of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, the Associated Press reported.
Valves controlling the flow of gas to neighboring Jordan had been shut down as a result of the explosion, according to Egyptian officials.
The attack was the second in kind on the pipeline. On March 27, unknown armed men had placed explosives at the terminal to blow it up, but had failed to carry out their act of terror.