Militants in Egypt attack gas pipeline

Sinai Peninsula grows increasingly chaotic

Suspected Islamist militants bombed three branches of a gas pipeline in eastern Egypt Tuesday. The Sinai Peninsula attack targeted lines leading to Jordan, Israel and Egypt’s domestic market. Officials told the Associated Press “extremist millitants inspired by al-Qaeda” were likely responsible. The peninsula has been increasingly unstable since Egypt’s then president Hosni Muburak was toppled in February.

Associated Press