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Islamic State claims sabotage attack on Egypt’s gas pipeline to Israel

Egypt's military said it was a "limited explosion."

Egypt’s military said a “limited explosion” struck a gas pipeline in North Sinai on Thursday, an incident for which the Islamic State’s local branch has claimed credit.

The explosion took place near the town of el-Arish, in an area of the Sinai Peninsula that has continues to face an Islamist insurgency, despite the Egyptian military’s often brutal efforts in recent years to rout the fighters.

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