An Egyptian gas pipeline to Jordan was bombed on Sunday by a group of unknown people in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula
An Egyptian gas pipeline to Jordan was bombed on Sunday by a group of unknown people in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, witnesses said.
Witnesses told AFP the blast took place near the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish, scene of major disturbances since Mohammad Mursi's overthrow by the military on Wednesday.
A Jordanian government official confirmed that gas supplies to the energy-poor kingdom were cut.
"The gas supplies to Jordan stopped due to the attack," the official told state-run Petra news agency. "The Egyptian authorities have informed us that they are currently evaluating the situation and the damage," he added without elaborating.
Egyptian gas covers 80 percent of electricity generation in Jordan, which imports 95 percent of its energy needs.